Carving a Kuksa

  • Presented By: The Folk School Fairbanks
  • Dates: May 5, 2018
  • Location: The Folk School
  • Address: 2861 Beverley Lane, Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99709
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: see website for cost
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Carving a Kuksa (2 day class)

Instructor: John Peirce

A kuksa is a wooden drinking cup traditionally used by Sami reindeer herders of northern Scandinavia. Also called a guksi or kasa, a kuksa is carved from a birch burl using Scandinavian sloyd and hook knives. A carving axe or hatchet is used to rough out the shape of the cup, and gouges and drills are sometimes used to aid in hollowing the bowl or creating the finger holes. The dense concentric and often interlocking grain of a burl is perfect for creating a long lasting vessel that will stand up to repeated wet and dry conditions. If properly carved and cared for, a kuksa can last a lifetime.

Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6, 2018
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm each day

*Pre-registration required.

Carving a Kuksa