Bowl Carving Woodworking Class

Get to grips with working with wood at this beginners' wood carving workshop in London.

8 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 6 to 8 label £150

Ever wanted to give wood carving a go but didn't know where to begin? Or maybe you want to make a unique gift for a loved one. Learn to make a beautiful wooden bowl from native green hardwood using ancient hand tools at this one-of-a-kind woodworking class in London.

Hosted at Stepney City Farm by a local expert, you'll learn the fundamentals of using traditional edge tools to carve yourself a beautiful wooden bowl. Over the course of the day you will use an axe and drawknife to shape the outside of the bowl, and a gouge and hook knife to refine the inside.

If you're looking for something a little different, you can also opt to carve a kuksa – a traditional Scandinavian style of drinking cup. The ideal tool for drinking coffee, the kuksa develops a rich patina from the coffee grounds over time. Great to use at home but also much better in a backpack than a fragile and heavy ceramic mug - a fantastic gift for any outdoorsy friends!

In addition to giving you an introduction to a variety of hand tools, the class will give you a real insight into the design and function of objects which have been used by humans for thousands of years. As you carve the object of your choice, you will learn many different carving techniques and about how green wood differs from seasoned wood.

You'll leave the class with your gorgeous handmade bowl or kuksa to cherish forever, along with the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry on this traditional, satisfying hobby.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
All tools and materials you'll need to make a wooden bowl or kuksa to bring home with you.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hen do.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


The Green Wood Guild, Rural Arts Centre, Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, E1 3DG

Bowl Carving Woodworking Class location
Your teacher
The Green Wood Guild
The Green Wood Guild

5.0 (95)
Instagram followers7k

London's centre for the traditional craft of Green Woodwork.

Our classes give you hands-on experience and in-depth tuition in the fundamental skills and techniques of green woodworking. These are suitable for total beginners and each workshop revolves around a beautiful product to make yourself and take home!

Verified reviews

We only show reviews from customers who have paid for and attended this class

More from The Green Wood Guild

We use our own and 3rd party cookies on this site to improve your experience and for personalised advertising. By clicking ‘OK’, you consent to use of our cookies. You can change your preferences here
1E57MXLBSX b30fa37a8c654059964d2a78c24cea95 production London London GB london