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Norma Refsal

Decorah, IA
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Norma Refsal

Norma is a jewelry maker and handcrafter who draws much of her inspiration from Scandinavian technique and design. Her jewelry, knives, and creations in wood have been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions, and her work is worn and/or used on a daily basis by aficionados throughout North America and in Norway. Norma became interested in and familiar with many of the Scandinavian folk arts while living with her family in Norway. She currently works in metal, leather, and wood and her inspiration draws on contemporary and traditional Nordic folk art design. She and her husband, Harley, maintain studios in their home in Decorah, Iowa.


Past Courses Offered by Norma Refsal

Sámi-Inspired Embroidery