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Kuksa Carving Workshop with Martin Rollins

Take carving to another level and enjoy the unique and satisfying experience learning to craft your own Swedish Kuksa cup, all in the beautiful surroundings of Hanwell Wine Estate. Martin your tutor will share with you his years of carving experience and knowledge of tools and materials to use. You will learn a range of cutting and carving techniques using an axe, knife and how to hollow the Kuksa safely and efficiently.

By the end of the day you will have completed your very own Kuksa cup and mastered the basic skills sufficiently to be able to practice on your own.

Summary of workshop content : Kuksa design, carving techniques, surface treatment and finishing, tool selection and usage and health and safety of when using craft tools.

This workshop is suitable for both complete novices and people with experience of working with wood.

What is a Kuksa? – Known as Kasa in Swedish, Kuksa in Finnish or Guksi by the Sami People, carved from green wood these drinking vessels are a joy to make and use.


Martin Rollins is an expert in teaching bush craft skills.
Formerly Head of Outdoor Education for Lincolnshire’s Teaching and Learning Centres. He now owns and manages his own outdoor-focused business.

This workshop is a relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different in the beautiful country side.

“Making something like this, something simple yet challenging, practical yet pleasing, feels good for the soul”

Outline of the day

9:30 | Welcome with light refreshments

9:45 | Introduction to your tutor, tools and health and safety; get hands on with your tools

11.00 | Light refreshments served with snack

12.30 | Lunch break – 2 course homemade lunch with a glass of local wine

13.15 | Short talk and walk around the vineyard weather permitted; continue with your creation

14.30 | Light refreshments served with cake

16:15 | Leave with your beautiful wooden Kuksa!


To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 8.

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?

All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments throughout the day and a two-course homemade lunch served with a glass of wine.

Contact

Amanda at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate
Hanwell Wine Estate
Melton Road
Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray
Nottinghamshire
LE14 3QG
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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Price:

£95

Duration:

1 day (9:45am to 4:15pm)


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