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Two day course learning to carve a wooden bowl from recently felled greenwood.

  • Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 June 2022
  • 2 days
  • Cost: £245
  • Tutor: Maurice Pyle
  • Venue: The Northumberland Centre for Greenwood Craft at Kirkley Hall Farm.


CARVE A WOODEN BOWL is a two day course to learn the process of creating a beautiful and functional bowl from local hardwoods.

A very hands-on course, held in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. We’ll use specialist tools such as carving axes, adzes and gouges with essential technical and safety guidance all the way.

By working with the grain, freshly cut wood reveals itself as a strong and flexible material. Easily worked with a few sharp traditional hand tools.

We’ll use local native hardwoods such as birch, sycamore and alder. We’ll consider the unique properties of bowls made from green, unseasoned wood, working safely on simple designs.

This will be an enjoyable and relaxing weekend at our workshop at Kirkley Hall Farm, Northumberland.

We’ll use tools hand-made by such eminent makers as Gransfors Bruk, Hans Karlsson, Ashley Iles and Svante Djarv.

A range of working techniques and grasps will be taught with the emphasis on safety and control throughout.

The most important thing you’ll take home from CARVE A WOODEN BOWL is the knowledge, inspiration and confidence to continue making bowls in safety.

Tutor Maurice has been a professional greenwood craftsman and tutor for more than 25 years and carving spoons and bowls for more than 20 years.  A skilled and patient teacher, strongly influenced by Norwegian and Swedish design and techniques in spoons and bowls making. His passion, enthusiasm and authority on the subject will certainly come across on this course.

He is the founder of the greenwood tool and book emporium ‘The Woodsmith’s Store’.

Max number of students 6.


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