Alex regularly holds Kuksa and Spoon Carving workshops. He is an International Woodcraft Teacher, who has taught across the US, UK and Europe.
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The Vesterheim - Iowa - February 26-28 & March 2-4
I'll be teaching at an amazing Vesterheim museum in Decorah, Iowa with a doubled up class focused on kuksa carving. It's going to be an exciting time as this school is the hub of Scandinavian crafts and features some of the best instructors in the world. I'll be there the same week teaching along side Jögge Sundqvist. Not to be missed!
-Dates that are still in the works for 2018-
June - The Pathfinder Gathering - Dave Canterbury - Ohio
There will be some upcoming UK dates in Wales, Scotland and England.
Spoonfest in August.
North House Folk School - March 10-12
I'll be teaching a three day kuksa carving course at Noho during Wood Week which is a fantastic event focused solely on wood culture. Some of my favorite instructors and colleagues will be there as well. It's not to be missed!
- 2017 -
Milan Spoon Gathering - June 6-8
I will be teaching and demonstrating at the world's first spoon gathering in Milan, Minnesota. After the course there will be a three day full on spoon carving festival you won't want to miss!
You can sign up for a 2.5 day prefest kuksa carving course - Sold out.
American Swedish Institute - "Spoons and Other Kitchenalia" June 13-15
During this three day class, students will dive into the art of green woodcarving and learn the secrets behind carving and designing functional woodenware to use around the home and kitchen. From spoons, spatulas, and spreaders, you will go home with new utensils for the kitchen and dinner table.
You can sign up for this 3 day carving workshop
North House Folk School - June 24-26
On the shores of the mighty Lake Superior, I'll be teaching a three day kuksa carving course at the prestigious North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota. You can book a spot Sold Out
Exciting plans in the midst! Keep your eyes on this page and my newsletter because I'm always adding new courses and events throughout the year.
I've been talking with my friend Barn the Spoon, and I'll be the first guest carving instructor at the guild. we are planning a Kuksa Carving class at The Greenwood Guild in London on August 12th and 13th. They have an amazing project in the heart of the big city nestled on a tiny and lovely farm.
There is also some talks of some fall time courses in Sweden and Norway. To be announced!
- 2016 -
Oct 7th - 9th
Waterford Fair, Virginia - Live Kuksa Carving, Spoon Carving, with the AXE
— SOLD OUT
Bethnal Green, London, UK - Spoon Carving
— SOLD OUT
Spoon Gathering, Milan, Minnesota - Kuksa Carving, Axe Carving Courses
— SOLD OUT
New Workshop Dates
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All of my carving methods rely upon the utilization of the carving axe.
My workshops will be focused on getting you comfortable with three main carving tools. Axe, knife, and hook tool. With those simple traditional tools, you will be able to create beautiful carvings such as Kuksas, Spoons, and Bowls. Learning my process will also teach you do ditch the sandpaper powertools which limit creativity and hand technique.
Kuksas - Guksi - Kasa - Wooden Cup
This workshop is a bit more advanced. Carving these cups uses the techniques and process we do carving spoons, but some bowl carving technique as well.
We'll be using axes, large bent gouges, adzes, saws, hook tools, and sloyd knife to complete.