Primitive Skills: Coal Burned Cups and Bowls
An ancient technique for the controlled burning of logs used by aboriginal peoples to produce everything from spoons and bowls to canoes and drums.
Class will start with a short nature walk with a discussion on wood identification where students will choose a suitable log or branch to make an implement of their choice followed by short demonstration on proper technique for controlling the rate and position of the burn.
Students will then work on burning a container of their own, and we'll finish with a discussion on food safe wood finishes.
Instructor, blademith, forager, and modern hunter gatherer , chris teaches with the Chicago School of Wilderness Skills and Fire Arts Center of Chicago. crafting weapons and tools and stalking through terrain reclaimed by the wild , chris offers foraged food sales in the chicago area , wild foods consultations, and sells hand forged blades . .