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Carving the Wooden Bowl

Course Overview

Learn how to make a traditional dough bowl using the axe and adze. In this three day course you will work a log down to a bowl with simple tools. We will cover axe ergonomics, design and layout, and finishing techniques with gouges, block planes, and draw knives. Every student will make one dough bowl and we will discuss how to finish your bowl at home (after the wood dries out) by adding color with milk paint or using food safe oils. This course is designed to get you confident with the axe and carving larger vessels by hand.

Session Information

  • This course is a rescheduled session that had been canceled earlier in the pandemic. Priority registration was given to previously enrolled students; please join the waiting list to be notified of any openings.


Please Note: North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible.  Students must participate in a daily health screening and temperature check, agree to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols in some cases, regardless of their vaccination status. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.


Fri, Mar 5th, 2021  –  Sun, Mar 7th, 2021

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Hours: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $285.00
Materials fee: $30.00