Class Image Greenwood Bowl Carving

Greenwood Bowl Carving

Learn the basics of carving a bowl from a green, fresh cut log. Beginning with a round section of a log you'll split, hew, rough dimension and layout the design of your bowl. Learn how to use an axe and adze safely and effectively to begin roughing out the shape, and finer tools such as carving gouges, drawknives and spokeshaves to refine the bowl. Throughout class, the instructor will show examples of finished bowls, lead discussions on material and log selection, proper drying techniques, and demonstrate proper tool care and sharpening. Students can expect to carve a bowl to a near finished thickness, as the wood will need time to dry before the bowl is carved to its final texture and thickness. Class will be structured around several breaks, as bowl carving is a very active and fairly strenuous process.

Additional Information:
  • A $35 materials fee will be added to the total class fee at checkout
  • Registration will close one week prior to the start of class to allow adequate time for material sourcing
  • Enrollment is open to students ages 18 and up.