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Jock Holmen

Burnsville, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jock Holmen

Jock, "The Norwegian Termite," has been a professional woodcarver for over 30 years. He was a gold medal winner at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American National Juried Exhibitions in Decorah, Iowa, and won the First Place Carving award at the 2005 Northern Woods Exhibition in Minneapolis. In addition to his commissioned projects, Jock is a contributing editor at American Woodworker magazine, and teaches woodcarving classes. He has received training and tutoring from various American and Norwegian master carvers.

Current Courses Offered by Jock Holmen

4 Days
Teaser image for Timber Carving: Mantles, Posts, and More

Timber Carving: Mantles, Posts, and More

Meet Jock Holmen, the “Norwegian Termite”: when it comes to carving on timbers, you can’t “stump” him. From blueberries to little people, lettering to logos, Jock can help you chisel your ideas into white pine as you design and carve decorative embellishments for your home. Choose from a variety of…
Thu, May 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jock Holmen
Thu, Oct 31st, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jock Holmen

Past Courses Offered by Jock Holmen

Carve Signs for Campus: Incised Letter Carving Service Learning Session

Carve Signs for Campus: Incised Letter Carving Service Learning Session

Hand Carved Wooden Signs

Timber Carving & Embellishment

Timber Carving Tutorial