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Bowl carving at Greenwood Days

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About the Course

Green wood bowl carving is a fantastic skill to learn, it can be done anywhere, with few tools and very little space.

On this course you will use a carving axe, a selection of bowl gouges/chisels, a carving knife and a spoon knife to carve your own bowl. You will be shown how to use all the tools safely and effectively from splitting your log, wood selection and safely carving with your axe. You will be shown a whole host of knife grips that will give you the skills to carry carving at home. Your tutor for this course will be Nadine Fox Grundy a very experienced full time bowl carver, spoon carver and full time green woodworker. She will bring along a selection of tools for you to try out and will talk about various designs and shapes to get you inspired for your next wood carving!

On day one you will learn to use the tools safely and effectively by making a small nut bowl and then start the hollowing of our larger bowl, ready to be finished on day two. Nadine will also talk about decoration and colour on wood. She uses homemade milk paint and egg glaze as well as acrylics and oil paint/linseed oil and will talk about how to use these pigments on your own crafts.

Greenwood Days have been running woodland craft courses since 1998. The course centre is set in a beautiful 90 acre wood in the National Forest on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. 

Our tutors are all highly skilled professional craft workers and teachers who share our passion for preserving, promoting and passing on these crafts and techniques. Come and enjoy the beauty of the woodland, be inspired, be creative, learn a new craft.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Copious amounts of tea, coffee and biscuits.
A lovely lunch with fresh home-made bread, soup of the day followed by fresh fruit.
All meals are vegetarian but do let us know if you have any other dietary requirements.
The course fee includes all materials required to complete the projects and use of tools and specialist equipment associated with each course.
Instruction will be given for the safe use of tools. 
The minimum age for standard courses is 18.


Peter Wood at Greenwood Days
Ferrers Centre
Melbourne Road
Staunton Harold, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
LE65 1RU
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