In Person Bowl Carving Workshop
Bowl Carving Class
Our new in-person bowl carving workshop is here!
- February 11, 2023
- March 18, 2023
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm (with 15-20 minute break around 2pm)
The workshop will be outside and proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test (within 72 hours of class) will be required to attend. Please bring a copy of your vaccination card (printed or digital) or a screenshot of your COVID test result.
Using traditional Japanese tools, designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden bowl.
The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the inside of their bowl with a bowl gouge, then designing and whittling the outside of the bowl with a straight chisel and carving knife. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their bowls with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your bowl-making practice at home!
All levels, no experience needed.
Provided in class:
- Wood Bowl Blank
- Japanese Bowl Gouge
- Japanese Straight Chisel
- Carving Knife
- Shinto Rasp
- Sandpaper and Wood Butter
- Handwritten Instructions
- Snacks and Drinks (Lunch Not Included)
Limited seats and parking are available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.
Photo Credit: Bowl Carving images are shot by The Understory.