Coopering, the craft of joined wooden staves to create a vessel, was an integral skill in many cultures worldwide; from Japan to Ireland, every meal had a food or drink that had at some point been stored in a coopered vessel. The skill and product is still relevant today. This course will cover the regional styles and techniques of coopering from around the world. Students will each make a wooden bucket using hand tools: froe, draw knife, hollowing knife, compass, and cooper’s joiner plane. Connect to history and partake in the rebirth of an ancient craft.
- All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.
- Feel free to bring your favorite draw knife, sloyd knife and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.