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Jess Hirsch

Minneapolis, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jess Hirsch

Jess is a sculptor with a strong love for utilitarian objects. Her visual art practice is intertwined with wellness and alternative medicine, making objects that heal the body. She began spoon carving a decade ago and studied bowl turning through a Minnesota State Arts Board Folk and Traditional Craft Grant. She is the founder of Women’s Woodshop, a space to empower women and non-binary makers through woodcraft. Learn more at www.womenswoodshop.com.

Current Courses Offered by Jess Hirsch

2 days
Teaser image for Candelabras and Candlestick Holders: Woodshop Intro

Candelabras and Candlestick Holders: Woodshop Intro

As the days get shorter, make vessels for your own light with custom candelabras and candlestick holders! This introductory course will help you shed a little light on the woodshop and get comfy with power tools and hand tools while making the perfect centerpiece for any table. Learn how to…
Sat, Oct 3rd, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 4th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jess Hirsch
5 Days
Teaser image for Warp-Weighted Tabletop Loom: Build and Weave

Warp-Weighted Tabletop Loom: Build and Weave

The warp-weighted loom has a more than 9,000 year history as a vital tool of everyday life. Instructors Melba Granlund and Jess Hirsch have updated this fascinating tool into a tabletop version better suited to the modern home and habits. In this unique combination course, students will learn both woodworking…
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 4th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Melba Granlund, Jess Hirsch

Past Courses Offered by Jess Hirsch

Axe Work for Women and Non-Binary Carvers

Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl

Turning the Wooden Bowl: Women & Non-Binary Session