new kuksas

Here is a new design that I am really happy with, I turned them on the pole lathe on Friday and carved them yesterday. I enjoyed it so much I am off to the workshop today on a Sunday to make some more just for fun.

The design is inspired by some that I have used at home for 10 years made by a Swedish friend Ola Forsberg but I made them a bit deeper and more globular. I use mine every day for orange juice with breakfast though in Sweden they use them for coffee.

3 Responses to new kuksas

  1. Ronnie (RR) November 12, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    They look great, we have some from Lapland but they have a slightly different handle.

  2. charlie b. November 12, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Just beautiful! I like the outer design, smooth and the "chipped" look on the upper portion (and handle).

  3. wilser November 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Hi , Robin ; I enjoy your website and admire your contribution to preserving traditional crafts . I try in a small way to do the same by collecting turner made traditional chairs which are often on the point of being discarded for good . If you wish to see some of them then please type into the google search box " Lincolnshire chair museum " and click on the Flickr site