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Liesl Chatman

Minneapolis, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Liesl Chatman

Liesl is a spoon carver, kolroser, and teacher. Her kolrosed spoons have been exhibited at the American Swedish Institute and the Vesterheim Museum and she has taught kolrosing and given demonstrations at ASI, the Spoon Gathering, Greenwoodfest, and North House. Her background as a handlettering artist and graphic journaler are large influences in her kolrosing and designs of spoon forms. When not wielding an axe, Liesl works at the Science Museum of Minnesota and has received national recognition for her work in education, particularly for encouraging women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math. She believes that carving and kolrosing spoons are crafts that are accessible, affordable, and enjoyable. In fact, she can carry everything she needs to kolrose in her pocket!

Current Courses Offered by Liesl Chatman

Teaser image for Kolrosing: Decorative Line Carving

Kolrosing: Decorative Line Carving

Kolrosing is like scrimshaw on wood and a great way to decorate spoons, spreaders, and plates. It…
Tue, Mar 14th, 2023  –  Thu, Mar 16th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Liesl Chatman
Teaser image for Pocket Spoon and the Double Blank Method

Pocket Spoon and the Double Blank Method

Many spoon carvers struggle with how to safely and efficiently make a beautiful short spoon. Learn…
Sat, Jun 24th, 2023  –  Sun, Jun 25th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Liesl Chatman