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Alex Finberg

Kuksa Cup Carving Workshop - 28.01.24 (Cup / Bowl / Spoon Series)

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Workshop: Kuksa Cup Carving Workshop 
Date: Sunday 28th January 2024
Times: 09:30 - 16:30
Location: Ambios, Lower Sharpham Barton Farm, Ashprington TQ9 7DX 
: Suitable for beginners and intermediate woodcarvers 
: All Tools, Resources, Tea, Coffee & Biscuits Provided

Kuksa Carving Workshop

Join us for the deeply satisfying project of making a wooden Kuksa cup. This is a very special opportunity to spend the day hand carving kuksas away from the distractions of life in the beautiful woodland glade at Lower Sharpham Farm.

Kuksa (Sami) or Guksi (Anglo Saxon), Kåsa (Swedish) are hand-carved cups traditionally made from birch burl and other hardwoods, used for drinking, eating, and even foraging. These tactile and beautiful wooden cups make wonderful companions for the campfire, for tea and coffee, or that special dram 

There will be ample tea, coffee and biscuits provided, with all tools provided and a nice fresh Kuksa blank I have carved so you can get on with shaping the mug of your choice. 

Cup Bowl Spoon Series
This workshop is part of a series of 3 workshops titled, Cup / Bowl / Spoon. This workshop series is inspired by the tactile wonders of eating from wooden vessels and a wonderful journey into the magic of woodcraft - and yes you will come away with a wholesome trio of treen! 

Book all 3 workshops here

Format of The Day
09:30am - Arrival, Introductions, Tea & Coffee and a walk to the woods (we'll be in the forestry barn if it is raining)

10am - 12:30pm Splitting a log and carving with an axe

12:30pm - Lunch in the Barn 

1:15pm - Gouge & Knife Carving

2:30pm - Tea Break 

2:45 pm - 4:00pm Freecarving and Finish 

Experience Required
This is a perfect introduction to green wood working workshop with no previous experience required, and yet it is also suitable for more advanced woodworkers who would like to delve into the world of carving bowls with hand tools 

If you have any learning needs such as adjustments due to mobility or other abilities please get in touch, I'm more than happy to explore how to support your learning together. Please note this site requires a five minute walk from the car to the carving area

Approach to Learning
My approach to running workshops is to make them as enjoyable and as accessible as possible. Together as a group we create a positive learning environment where there is no such thing as a stupid question(!) and everyone is put at ease to relax into and enjoy the day. 

There is a wonderfully meditative state which can be found when carving wood which can be quite addictive! You'll come away with the opportunity to take away all the tools, skills and resources needed to carry on carving at home. 

Our venue is located at Lower Sharpham Barn by the edge of the River Dart, home to Ambios and a large scale re-wilding project with some of the most stunning views in the South of England! 

The venue is best navigated to via what3words (professed.lions.scoop) as it can be tricky to find for the first time. Please allow an additional 5 minutes to get down the track for the first time

What To Bring  
Sturdy Footwear 
Warm Clothes, Hat & Gloves (we will ideally be carving outside) 
Packed Lunch 
Tools if you have them (none required though!)
A wooden or ceramic bowl you are fond of. 

Terms & Conditions
Suitable for Adults (18+) 
Non Refundable, Transferable

Early Bird Tickets are available for £85 

Standard Tickets are available for £95

Concessions will be made available once 6 places are filled. If you would like to sponsor a concessionary place, feel free to add a tip at checkout. This will be added to the concessions pot and go towards funding someone on low income with a place. 

The workshop requires a minimum of 6 participants to run, should the course not fill 6 places, the workshop will be postponed and scheduled with a minimum of 2 weeks notice prior to the course, with the option of a refund or transfer onto the subsequent course.