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Wood Week

Mon, Mar 13, 2023 - Mon, Mar 20, 2023
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Overview

Can you smell the fresh cut wood? Wood Week 2023 is just around the corner and will be log jam-packed with everything the woodworker’s heart desires. Choose from ten courses in a variety of areas: figure carving, turning, spoon carving, and more.  This year we feature two guest instructors-- Kenneth Kortemier and Barn ‘the Spoon’ Carder, as well as a host of talented North House “regulars.”

Kenneth joins us from the Maine Coast Craft School with a first-time course offering teaching tramp art, a uniquely American folk art that catches the eye and sparks the imagination. He’ll teach a multi day course and give a presentation on the art form.

Barn “the Spoon” Carder has been a longtime friend of the school, but this will be his first visit to campus. Barn is a legend in the world of green wood carving, and we’re delighted

he’ll be teaching two courses and giving a public lecture, “How Craft Can Change the World,” during the Carvers' Conference on March 17.

Friday, March 17 will be the Carver’s Conference, a day full of demonstrations, workshops, skill shares, and community gatherings. All enrolled students are encouraged to come early or stay late to partake of this extra benefit. A full schedule of events for the Carver’s Conference will be available in early 2022.

COVID UPDATES

Our plans for Wood Week 2022 remain fluid as the pandemic remains a presence in our lives. Keep an eye on this page for any schedule changes.

Course Offerings

Bird Carving

Tue, Mar 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Mar 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Mike Loeffler

Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze, and Gouge

Tue, Mar 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Mar 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jon Strom

Kolrosing: Decorative Line Carving

Tue, Mar 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Mar 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Liesl Chatman

Spoon Carving with Barn the Spoon

Tue, Mar 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Mar 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Barnaby Carder

Tramp Art: Obscure Folk Art of the Working Class

Tue, Mar 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Mar 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Kenneth Kortemeier

Build Your Own Shave Horse

Sat, Mar 18th, 2023  –  Tue, Mar 21st, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Paul Linden, John Fleck

Figure Carving: Scandinavian Style

Sat, Mar 18th, 2023  –  Mon, Mar 20th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Bruce Futterer

Make Your Own Japanese Woodworking Tool: The Kebiki

Sat, Mar 18th, 2023  –  Sun, Mar 19th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Fred Livesay

Pole Lathe Turning

Sat, Mar 18th, 2023  –  Mon, Mar 20th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl

Spoon Carving: Advanced Shapes & Techniques with Barn

Sat, Mar 18th, 2023  –  Mon, Mar 20th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Barnaby Carder