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Jon Strom

Cook, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jon Strom

Look for the woodchips flying and you’re sure to find Jon. Jon is a sculptor, woodworker, and log builder with a strong interest in Swedish spoon and bowl carving techniques as well as the history of log building. He has demonstrated at Grand Portage National Monument, Old Fort William, and White Oak Society, and has taught at various workshops, including Goods from the Woods in Grand Rapids. Jon also has designed his own personal bowl carving bench, which may be adapted by students for their own workshops. 

Current Courses Offered by Jon Strom

3 Days
Teaser image for Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze and Gouge

Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze and Gouge

Make the wood chips fly!  This course is for students ready to stand at the chopping block and to learn to use classic wooden bowl-carving hand tools—the adze, axe, gouge and push knife. Topics to be explored include selection of wood stock, elements of bowl design, strategies for hand-hewing, use…
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 17th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jon Strom
3 Days
Teaser image for Carving Ladles & Spoons

Carving Ladles & Spoons

The spoon is in the eye of the beholder. A crooked branch can become a perfect ladle; a slight bend makes a lovely eating spoon. Enjoy three days of handwork in this greenwood carving class focused on ladles and spoons. Working with native woods, you’ll use simple hand tools and…
Fri, Sep 11th, 2020  –  Sun, Sep 13th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jon Strom

Past Courses Offered by Jon Strom

Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze and Gouge: Continuing Exploration

Carving Köksredskap: Breadboards, Butter Knives & Spoons