Carve your own Kuksa


Venue North Woods, Dartington

Running time 720 minutes


£95 for the whole weekend

Next date 20th July 10:00 am

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About this course

20-21 July [Sold Out] / 5-6 October, 10am to 4pm [Places still available]

Join our experienced instructor Felix Kary for the day as he guides you through the process of carving your own Swedish Kuksa cup.

The name Kuksa derives from the Scandinavian word meaning ‘drinking vessel or cup’, and is traditionally carved from birch wood by the Sami people of the north. You will benefit from explanation, demonstration and participation in selecting, splitting and shaping a section of green wood into a traditional coffee cup.

Throughout the morning we will bring everybody up to speed on the safe use of the provided knives, crook knives, saws and axes that you will then operate throughout the day. Safe axe use is of paramount importance on this course and will be used to first split the green wood blank and then hew off the majority of the excess material.

We are offering a full day to get to grips with carving a traditional drinking utensil using bushcraft knives and crook knives for hollowing out the drinking vessel.

Green wood carving is a very satisfying craft and here you gain the opportunity to relax and learn at one of our stunning woodland venues around the camp fire at North Woods. 

The great benefit of this day course is that in addition to going home with a hand crafted item, you will be harnessing transferable skill sets to take forwards with other projects and courses – such as safe tool selection and use, green wood working techniques, and general woodland camp life experience.

We operate from a basic woodland venue with rustic furniture around the camp fire so do feel free to bring along additional items for your comfort throughout the day.

There will be hot and cold water for drinks and a base camp style toilet for your comfort. Please bring along a packed lunch and snacks.

All ages welcome but under 18s must be in attendance with a parent or guardian.

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Advance booking only
Course details subject to change
Please note: 25% of your course fee is non-refundable should you need to cancel your place

About the Craft Revolution

The Craft Revolution runs a vibrant programme of courses, projects, events and talks. It is a movement about making; a learning space, an ideas lounge, an action station. A story of ‘doing’ over ‘not doing’.

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The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.

This idea is as true today is it ever was.