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Liesl Chatman

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

Liesl Chatman 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

2 Days
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 doesn’t involve specialized tools, strength, or a studio. In fact, you can do it in your lap and carry everything you need in a pencil case! Rather than removing material, to kolrosing is…
Sat, Mar 7th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 8th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Liesl Chatman