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Jarrod Dahl

Ashland, WI
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jarrod Dahl

Jarrod is a full-time craftsperson, teacher, and writer who has worked with wood professionally since 1996. He designs, makes, and sells fine domestic woodenware through galleries, shops, and from his website, www.woodspirithandcraft.com with his wife Jazmin. He specializes in turning green wood into handled cups, bowls, plates, and boxes. He uses a foot-powered spring pole lathe and more recently a Japanese-style electric lathe, which he learned to use during his past two trips to Japan. He is also an accomplished spoon carver who makes a wide variety of knife finished cooking and eating utensils. Jarrod teaches handcraft nationally and internationally as well as trains apprentices. He has studied and researched woodenware in museum archives in the US, Sweden, UK, and Japan which has been an influential part of his design inspiration. Jarrod has extensive knowledge of harvesting and processing natural materials, forging and using hand tools, and making a wide variety of craft from basketry to canoes. He takes a philosophical, historical and pragmatic approach to making, teaching, and advocating for handcraft. Jarrod writes a blog, and has written for Popular Woodworking and Mortise & Tenon Magazines. He made two DVDs, The Art of Spoon Carving and One Tree about green woodworking recorded in Japan. He also has a forthcoming book with Lost Art Press on Spring Pole Lathe Turning. He lives in Northern Wisconsin. 

www.woodspirithandcraft.com 

instagram: @jarrod__dahl 

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Current Courses Offered by Jarrod Dahl

3 Days
Teaser image for Knutkorg: The Scandinavian Knot Basket

Knutkorg: The Scandinavian Knot Basket

The knutkorg, or knot basket, is a classic style of Scandinavian basket. Constructed from willow and split cedar, the basket is an interlocking framework of bent and notched pieces. The pieces fit together like an ingenious puzzle, making the knutkorg a craft marvel. Over three days, students will learn to…
Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020  –  Thu, Mar 5th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
3 Days
Teaser image for Turning on the Pole Lathe: Open Session

Turning on the Pole Lathe: Open Session

Turning wood on a pole lathe—a wonderfully simple hand built machine that needs only your leg and a wooden pole to power it—is a challenging and empowering experience. Your whole body must work together to make a useable bowl or cup. During this three-day tutorial students of all levels will…
Fri, Nov 1st, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl

Past Courses Offered by Jarrod Dahl

All From One Tree

Etched Birch Bark Basketry

Knife Skills & Decoration

Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions