Bowl and Kuksa carving

This course is for anyone who has a little experience at carving spoons or has done some axe and knife carving and would like to push themselves with some new projects. We will learn to carve a selection of small scoops, kuksas and bowls which will give you the knowledge and skills to create more projects at home.

Green wood carving is a fantastic skill to learn as it can be done anywhere, with few tools and very little space. On this course we will learn to carve a selection of wooden utensils that you can use in your home using hand tools such as an axe, a carving knife, gouges and a spoon knife.

I will show you how to use all the tools safely and effectively, i will show you how to split your log, wood selection, safely carving with your axe and you will be shown a whole host of knife grips that will give you the skills to carry carving at home. We will talk about various designs and shapes to get you inspired for your next wood carving!

As well as carving I will show you how to sharpen and look after your tools and although all tools and wood are provided, you are welcome to bring your own if you have them.

Warning, whittling is addictive, once you start you will not be able to stop!!

Small Kuksa, Spoon and Quaiche on show in the Millenium Gallery