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Jeanne Wright

Grand Marais, MN
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Jeanne believes that hands are a glimpse into a person’s life story. Her grandparents’strong thick fingers supported their farming life. Inspired by those around her that create with their hands, Jeanne has kept hers busy, too. She has built her own timber frame house and sauna (with her trusty husband), stocks the root cellar with garden produce, renders bear fat for soapmaking, and wields a hammer to build toys with her daughter. From wood working to fiber arts, beekeeping to mosaics, her hands are beginning to show her life’s work. Grandpa would be proud.

Current Courses Offered by Jeanne Wright

2 1/4 Days
Teaser image for Creating & Designing Mosaics

Creating & Designing Mosaics

Rediscover ancient techniques and combine them with modern expressions and materials in a 2.25 day mosaic class. Learn mosaic techniques including ceramic and glass cutting, use of different adhesives, and grouting. Each student will design and then create a small project for the home or garden. By the end of…
Fri, Feb 1st, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 3rd, 2019
Instructor: Jeanne Wright
½ Day
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Soap Making: The Old Fashioned Way

Soap - so simple, yet so misunderstood. Have you ever pondered the ingredients contained in a typical bar of soap? Petroleum distillates, sulfates, and many other unpronounceable additives. Whatever happened to that good ol’ fashioned soap that Grandma made? Using the same ingredients Grandma used, animal fat and lye, learn…
Thu, Oct 18th, 2018
Instructor: Jeanne Wright
Fri, Nov 16th, 2018
Instructor: Jeanne Wright

Past Courses Offered by Jeanne Wright

Beekeeping Basics

Mosaic Garden Art