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Bowl Carving Workshop by London Green Wood - crafts in London
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Bowl Carving Workshop by London Green Wood - crafts in London

Bowl Carving Workshop

by London Green Wood

11 reviews
11 reviews
In this great bowl carving workshop, students learn the art of carpentry and basic woodwork techniques.

Woodworking Class

7 hour workshop

Beginner

Stoke Newington N16

Bowl Carving Workshop
by London Green Wood
7 hour workshop
£75 per person
Flexitime
£75 per person

Classes

7 hour workshop

Daytime

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. You'll enjoy this workshop more if you're not a complete beginner, think about doing Spoon Carving, Knife Skills or Introduction to Green Woodworking Workshop first if you can.

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 sycamore tree and hand tools, you'll create a bowl, perfect for as small fruit bowl and for picnicing. 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
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Select a class time

Sat 2 Mar, 9:00am - 4:00pm
2 slots left
Stoke Newington, N16 0LH
2 slots left
Fri 8 Mar, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Stoke Newington, N16 0LH

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!

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Did you know?

Trees grow from the top, not the bottom. Watch for 100 years and you'll notice the branches only move a few inches up the trunk as the tree grows
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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 4
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Reviews (11)
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Constant
30 May
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Steve
20 Nov
Really enjoyable day learning new skills working with an Adze and using an axe to carve a rustic bowl . Plenty of excellent tuition from Jo.

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Constant
30 May
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Steve
20 Nov
Really enjoyable day learning new skills working with an Adze and using an axe to carve a rustic bowl . Plenty of excellent tuition from Jo.
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Anonymous
7 Sep
Great experience - highly recommended
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Martyn
1 May
The bowl carving workshop takes place outside in the peaceful surrounds of the cemetery at Stoke Newington. Jo the workshop leader has infinite patience and a great deal of knowledge that she is happy to share. A cup of tea, a chat and a chocolate biscuit whilst taking a break made for a great day.
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Antoine
18 Nov
Wonderful workshop! Skilled teacher giving thorough explications and tips, high quality tools and a step by step approach to reach our goal and carve beautiful bowl! I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to know how to carve and also how to safely use the different tools. An enjoyable experience!
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Abi
18 Nov
Another brilliant workshop from London Green Wood. Excellent and patient tuition from Jo, a great atmosphere and very lovely biscuits. Would recommend!
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Anonymous
21 Nov
First rate teaching from a first rate teacher. Great day of learning and activity in a superb setting inside Abney Park cemetary in Hackney. Will go back for more.
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Jo
22 Nov
Jo, the tutor, is amazing - so knowledgeable and patient. The class was just fantastic from start to finish! It was so beautiful to be outside all day and the fire and ever replenishing cups of tea kept us warm when we weren't working hard. I would recommend this to anyone - I had the best day. I couldn't stop smiling and looking at my bowl all evening!
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Valerie
22 Apr
I very much enjoyed the Bowl Carving workshop yesterday. It was wonderful to be working outdoors, in the beautiful surroundings of Abney Park. There were five of us doing the workshop with instructor Jo and volunteer helper Paul and all the work was carried out in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The bowl carving workshop gave us an excellent introduction to the use of different tools for working with green wood. Jo was an excellent instructor: she kept an eye on us all and gave instruction without being intrusive, with little bits of help here and there where necessary to ensure we would have a completed item by the end of the day. I will be coming back to London Green Wood for more!
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sylvie
8 Jun
So wonderful to work with natural materials and feel the accomplishment of the making something on the day. We would have loved a much more informative workshop however. More information about different woods, tools and their purpose, how to achieve different results and what to expect while using the tools we have. We know one can ask but it is not the same as experiencing a workshop that is more structured in terms of knowledge. Plus we are introverts and rely on the teacher to lead the class rather than students to know which questions will bring more appropriate results. We have got a bowl but neither of us knows whether we would know which wood to use next, we don't know how to take care of the wood afterwards and what to do in case of trouble shooting. We have only been assured that nothing bad will happen. We don't know where to get tools from and how to acquire them and we don't know what we could use this experience for next. Another bowl would be great, but it would be nice to know there is a follow up or continuation if we enjoyed the workshop and would wish to learn more. It was lovely to have a very laid back approach but we didn't think that would compromise the overall amount of education. Jo and Dave are really nice people. They both seemed really tired towards the end of the day, so we hope they are all well and happy. We wish them the very best of luck in the future with their workshops. xxx
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Mark
24 Jun
Great day spent carving a bowl. Hard work paid off thanks to excellent teachers.

Class location

Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington High St
N16 0LH
London

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Bowl Carving Workshop by London Green Wood - crafts in London

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.

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Notes

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 4-5 people on a day of your choosing! The cost of this is £75 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!

Requirements

over 18s only

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Bowl Carving Workshop
by London Green Wood
7 hour workshop
£75 per person
Flexitime
£75 per person
7 hour workshop
from £75 per person