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Else & Phil Bigton/Odden

Barronett, WI
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Phillip and Else are professional woodcarvers and furniture makers in the Norwegian tradition. They have taught carving classes for over 20 years, specializing in the classic ornamental styles of Baroque (acanthus), Rococo, and Romanesque dragon style. Else is also an accomplished weaver and cabinet maker. Phillip enjoys picture carving, free form ale bowls, and kubbestols. The couple was commissioned to work on the Stave Church which stands in the Norwegian Pavilion at Epcot in Florida and the Gol Stave Church replica, which stands in Minot, North Dakota. Visit to learn more.

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Current Courses Offered by Else & Phil Bigton/Odden

3 Days
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Wood Carving Tutorial

Break out the v-gouges and chisels! This tutorial format course is a great opportunity to get going on a new carving project or finish up something you’ve already started, all under the expert guidance of instructor Phil Odden. Phil specializes in Nordic-style carving and will have a variety of projects…
Tue, Nov 19th, 2019  –  Thu, Nov 21st, 2019