Bowl Carving in Walderchain Wood



You will be guided through the process from selecting a log through to a completed Bowl by experienced craftsman Mark Saich. The session includes: * Tool review - an overview of the various tools available for bowl carving and similar projects * Timber selection - what type of wood and what parts of the log are best and what to avoid * bowl design - overview of the proportions and features * Cleaving/splitting timber - use of axe and froe for reducing thickness of wood * Safe and effective axe, knife and gouge skills - demonstration and practicing numerous techniques to enable you shape timber * Finishes - information of various types of product to protect At the end of the session you will leave with all your fingers, a bowl and the confidence to carve on your own. The class is a perfect follow on class from spoon carving and for anyone who has started green woodworking. There is a maximum of 4 places per class. If none of the dates suit get in touch as we will be able to arrange a bespoke class. About the venue: When the weather permits the classes will be held in a semi-covered woodland clearing, at other times in a well equipped workshop, situated in 23 acres of ancient woodland in the Elham valley area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). The woodland is managed to continuously supply timber as a material and fuel, to enhance biodiversity and natural stability and for amenity value.

What's included in the price?

Use of tools Wood for carving Refreshments - tea, coffee, biscuits etc Lunch - Homemade and local produce, will cater for dietary requirements


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


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Walderchain Wood

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
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Woodland Farm, Walderchain, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6NS