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In her latest blog post, Emily Derke examines the depth of the experience of hunting and how it informs her craft. 

Posted December 23, 2020
by Emily Derke
As the days get shorter and colder, I am working outside getting deer hides ready for tanning. With…
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In her latest blog post, Christine Novotny searches for new ways to communicate and connect with customers in lieu of having the tactile, face to face opportunity to shop for her woven goods. 

Posted December 8, 2020
by Christine Novotny
In lieu of so many lovely holiday sales this time of year, I focused my fall months on creating a…
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Elise Kyllo talks about not allowing a pandemic or an ocean get in the way of an international felting collaboration in her latest blog post. 

Posted December 3, 2020
by Elise Kyllo
Mette Ostman and I working on a wet felted vessel via the internet I have recently met a very…
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Explore the 2020 North House intern's capstone slojd projects in this virtual portfolio show!

Posted November 19, 2020

Emily Derke explores the harvest of birch bark and interesting uses beyond basketry in her new blog post. 

Posted November 5, 2020
by Emily Derke
Many people recognize and know the birch tree. I often think about how familiar we are with the…
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Resident artisan Christine Novotny discusses her approach to color in her work in her latest blog post. 

Posted October 23, 2020
by Christine Novotny
Coming from a painting background, I am always fascinated by color interaction. I am quick to…
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Resident Artisan Elise Kyllo ponders craft in a time of social unrest, and offers a sneak peak of the upcoming Art Along the Lake Studio Tour

Posted September 23, 2020
by Elise Kyllo
This is a time of numerous challenges for many and exhausting drama in the world. I feel extremely…
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Director’s Update, August 2020

A message from our Executive Director, Greg Wright

Posted August 7, 2020
by Greg Wright
Summer is underway here in the North. On campus, abundant light and fresh air flow into the…
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Mark Gordon, Josh Tolkan, Mark Hansen, and Josh Swan take us On the Water and talk boats in the newest Elements of Craft podcast. Listen here, and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Posted August 4, 2020

Resident Artisan Elise Kyllo considers the role of the community in her often solitary craft in her latest blog post. 

Posted July 30, 2020
by Elise Kyllo
Felting, like any craft, can be intensely solitary and for someone who thrives on social…
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