Tool Shed
The tool shed is the location at the festival for all things steel.
Saturday, September 10th
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Speaker

Gordon Dick

Host

Carving on the Edge Festival

Price

Free

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Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th.

The tool shed is the location at the festival for all things steel. Improve your relationship with wood by improving your relationship with steel! There will be sharpening demonstrations as well as space for tool makers to ply their wares. If you're into tools then this is the place to be.

From 12pm-1pm daily Gordon Dick will be demonstrating an array of sharpening techniques to support you in keeping your tools functional, well-maintained, and carving ready.

The tool shed is the location at the festival for all things steel. Improve your relationship with wood by improving your relationship with steel! We are hosting Hook knife and Adze making workshops. There will be sharpening demonstrations as well as space for tool makers to ply their wares. If you're into tools then this is the place to be.

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Speaker

Gordon Dick

Gordon Dick is a Tseshaht/Nuu-chah-nulth artist who grew up in Port Alberni, where he continues to live. Gordon is a Master Carver, jewellery maker, designer and producer of large scale woodcarvings. He has a deep respect for nature and in his art he works towards striking a balance between influencing the material and having the material influence him. His art is shaped by his values which were taught to him as the values of his culture: To be connected to the environment, to value the language of nature and to pay attention to its teachings. "As humans we share our lives on the planet with other living creatures. So the presence of animals and supernatural beings feature strongly in my work. We cannot know everything there is to know and there is a larger force connecting everything together."

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Location

Naa'Waya'Sum Gardens (formerly the Tofino Botanical Gardens)

Time

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Price

Free

Organizer

Carving on the Edge Festival

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