Kuksa bowl carving at Bradfield Woods

kuksa carving

by Nick Gosman

Kuksa bowl carving at Bradfield Woods

Spend a day with local craftsman Nick Gosman in this wonderful ancient woodland learning how to carve a Kuksa bowl.

Event details

Meeting point

Meet at the Green Oak Centre just inside wood


A static map of Kuksa bowl carving at Bradfield Woods

About the event

Have you dabbled with greenwood spoon carving and are keen to take your skills to the next level? Then this might be the course for you! We are offering a one day course in greenwood bowl carving for up to four people. We will teach you how to make a simple Kuksa bowl similar to those that are made by the Sámi nomads in Finland. We will take you from basic wood preparation, carving the bowl with an axe, gouge work and finishing to make a bowl that you can take away with you. We will provide you with all the tools you need including chopping and gouge blocks.

Target audience: improvers

After a career in molecular science and plant breeding, Nick got into greenwood carving in 2018. Now a full-time business, the Gosman Spoon Co provides spoon and bowl carving courses to beginners and improvers from their family home near Diss in Norfolk.

Please come suitably prepared for the British weather and wear stout shoes or boots.

Please bring:

  • A mug
  • A camera if you wish
  • A packed lunch

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served throughout the day and are included in the price.

Please note that your booking is non-refundable. You can find our full Terms & Conditions via this link:  https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/wildlearninginfo

If you’d like to purchase a Voucher for future courses for yourself or as a gift, you can do so via our online shop at www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org.

Covid-19  Important information:

On arrival at our site and throughout the event, please observe government guidance on social interactions.
Sanitising hand gel will be available for you to use at any point during the session, should you wish to. 
If you or a member of your household is showing ANY signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or you have been told by NHS Test and Trace to isolate, you must not attend the session.
All equipment used on the day will be cleaned after each session or placed into quarantine following government recommendations. All facilities and frequently touched surfaced will be thoroughly cleaned after each event



£95 per person

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance

Parking information

Free car park


Picnic area
Accessible toilet

Contact us

Contact number: 01473 890089

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