What you will do
7 hour workshop
Using an axe, an adze and gouges, make your own carved wooden bowl from a tree grown in Hackney. This is our most intensive and physically demanding course. Beginners are welcome but we recommend coming to our other one-day courses, Make a Spatula or Spoon Carving, first. You'll enjoy this course more if you've had a bit of practice beforehand.
In this workshop
Learning how to safely use an axe, an adze and gouges, you will make a hand carved bowl from a log of wood. Using a locally grown tree and hand tools, you'll create a bowl, perfect for as small fruit bowl and for picnic-ing. We'll be working outdoors all day but you'll definitely keep warm.
Now you can
- Take home your own bowl to keep or give away
- Build on your new green woodwork skills and continue making in wood
Select a class time
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, London Green Wood
London Green Wood is a non-profit community of woodworkers practising rural crafts in the city. Based at Abney Park Cemetery, a small woodland in Hackney, we work with green wood straight from the log and hand tools. All the wood we use has been felled locally.
We have been running events and teaching courses at our woodland workshop since 2011. We promise a beautiful setting, friendly people, the satisfaction of learning new skills and a fire when it gets chilly. We run courses for adults, for groups and for families. We also run a twice weekly 'Wood Club' community workshop and monthly volunteering days to build equipment at the workshop.
We have no indoor space and will be working outside in all weathers (under a tarp if it rains) so please come prepared. No sandals or bare feet please. Walking boots or work boots if you can, a thick sole will help to keep your feet warm in cold weather. In winter, fingerless gloves can be good, but no full gloves when working with tools. If you use reading glasses please bring them with you, you will need these when we practice tool sharpening. Tea and coffee are provided, snacks to share with the group are always welcome. Although this class has specific dates when it runs, you can also book it for a private group of 4-6 people on a day of your choosing! The cost of this is £80 per head and all you have to do is click [this link](https://obby.co.uk/group-workshops/london), enter the necessary details and then leave us to do our magic and arrange it for you. It couldn't be simpler!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.