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Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze and Gouge: Continuing Exploration

Course Overview

Using hand tools to create beautiful and functional bowls from freshly split birch can be something of an addictive pursuit. For those who have taken the introductory session of this course before and/or have experience carving with green wood, long-time instructor Jon Strom offers this new extended course focused on moving beyond the basics. Over five days, students will have the opportunity to create multiple bowls, explore unusual shapes and experiment with a variety of embellishment techniques including painting, chip carving and kolrosing. As is the case with most green wood, the tree will tell the maker what it wants to be, if only one knows how to listen and wield a sharp edge to find the beauty therein. This class is designed for students who have some knowledge of how to use the axe, adze and gouge. Good intro courses include Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze and Gouge and Crafting the Voyageur's Noggin.


Wed, Jan 15th, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 19th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 5 Days
Skill Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $455.00
Includes materials fee of $30.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

Please bring whatever tools you like to use, but everything you need will be provided.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.