Chips, shavings and sawdust: they’ll be on campus in abundance during this annual favorite: Wood Week 2018. This year, we’re joined by Featured Instructor Jay Haavik a renowned expert in Viking-era carving. He will offer a three day course for beginners and advanced carvers alike, and give a talk on the Oseberg, the Viking ship from 800 AD unearthed and on display in Norway, which features extraordinary carvings and demonstrates the incredible skill of the woodworkers and boat builders of this bygone era. Other new offerings this year include a Dala horse carving, sign carving, knife skills and three rare tools in three days. As always, Friday March 9 will be the Carver’s Conference, a day full of demonstrations, workshops, skill shares and community gatherings (and a rare winter wood-fired pizza bake!), which all students are encouraged to participate in as part of their course tuition.