Bowl & Kuksa Carving Day Workshop
A one day introduction to carving hollow forms
10am to 6pm
Learn to make a beautiful wooden bowl from native green hardwood using ancient hand tools. The adze, used to hollow out the bowl, has been in our culture since the stone age and is a wonderful introduction to the other traditional edge tools used to create your bowl. Over the course of the day you will use an axe and drawknife to shape the outside of the bowl, and a gouge and hook knife to refine the inside.
In addition to giving you an introduction to a variety of hand tools, this course will give you a real insight into the design and function of objects which has been used by humans for thousands of years.
This class runs from 10:00 to 18:00, during which time you will learn many different carving techniques, learn about how green wood differs from seasoned wood, and of course, at the end of the day you will take home a beautiful, functional wooden bowl. On this class, you can also turn your hand to carving a beautiful kuksa – a traditional scandinavian style of drinking cup. The ideal tool for drinking coffee develops a rich patina from the coffee grounds. Most folk that start to use them become inseperable from them. Great to use at home but also much better in a backpack than a fragile and heavy ceramic mug.
All courses take place at our workshop on Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London, E1 3DG unless otherwise stated
All course bookings are non refundable, and class dates cannot be transferred once booked.