5 spots left! Kuksa Carving Course at North House Folk School June 24-26

5 spots left! Kuksa Carving Course at North House Folk School June 24-26


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For all the folks in Minnesota who have been asking me when I'll be teaching up at North House Folk School, set the dates on your calendars for June 24-26th!

There are not many places especially dedicated schools to learn this type of handcraft so I'm excited to be a part of their family.

We'll spend three days in Grand Marais on the beautiful shores Lake Superior, the largest lake in the world, learning the ins and outs of kuksa carving. From the natural raw form, to beautifully finished drinking vessel ready for your favorite brew.

The kuksa is an old-style wooden cup made to travel far and wide and be at the ready, whether the beverage of choice is water from a Boundary Waters lake, coffee of any quality, or even a splash of something stronger (so we've been told).

Over three days, students will fully immerse in the world of green woodworking, using common tools like axes, adzes, gouges, hook tools and of course, the versatile slojd knife to shape freshly harvested birch into a one of a kind vessel. 

By crafting a kuksa, which is more than a spoon but less than a bowl, students engage in a wide array of techniques and tool usage that bridges the gap between spoon carving and bowl carving.

This course will cover sourcing wood, carving, tool technique, safety and tool maintenance. While students with minimal skills are welcome, some experience using a knife, axe, and sharpening tools will be very helpful. Specialty tools will be available to borrow; students should plan to bring a carving axe, hook tool and slojd knife.

The goal of this workshop is to gain confidence in yourself and the tools being used. Spend three days building a relationship with each specific tool - the axe, adze, gouge, froe, straight and hooked knives. This is the key to understanding the function of tool and timber. 

You can sign up for this workshop over at the ›› North House Folk School website ‹‹

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