Coal Burned Bowls

By Dave Kretzschmar, KLT Education Director

Ever made your own bowl before?  It is so easy to reach in the cupboard and take down a store bought bowl for your soup or cereal.  Making your own coal burned bowl and eating from it reconnects us to our roots and ancient crafts.  Using fire to shape wood is something humans have done for millennia and it’s fun and easy too.  Your hand-crafted wood bowl will easily become your favorite and you won’t even reach for those cheap plastic and porcelain ones.  Next you’ll be making a wood spoon . .

In this week’s educational activity, you can create your own coal burned bowl, download the lesson plan here: Coal burned bowls module