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Vladimir Yarish

Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod Russia
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Vladimir Yarish

Vladimir Yarish, a master, award-winning basket maker, has worked with birch bark for more than 24 years. Born in Qaraghandy, Kazakhstan, he moved to Novgorod Province. He has been teaching birch bark basketry at his studio in the Cultural Palace of the city of Veliky Novgorod since 1993. Beginning in 1997 Vladimir has been invited to teach classes all over the US. Vladimir has published many articles on birch bark and traditional basket making for both academic journals and popular magazines. He is currently researching the history of traditional birch bark basketry, haunting, as permitted, every relevant museum and archeological site in Russia. His works have been featured in the Hamburg Museum of Ethnology, Germany, the St. Petersburg Toy Museum, and the Novgorod State Museum of Architecture, History, and Fine Arts. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and won awards at home and abroad for his basket-making talents.

Current Courses Offered by Vladimir Yarish

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Teaser image for Birch Bark Knife Sheathes with Vladimir Yarish

Birch Bark Knife Sheathes with Vladimir Yarish

Every sharp knife needs a sheath. Learn to make traditional birch bark knife sheathes from Scandinavia from master weaver Vladimir Yarish. In this half day session, students will make two sheaths of birch bark and spruce root based on very old examples on display at museums in Oslo, Norway and…
Fri, May 18th, 2018
Instructor: Vladimir Yarish
1 Day
Teaser image for Russian Birch Bark Weaving Tutorial with Vladimir Yarish

Russian Birch Bark Weaving Tutorial with Vladimir Yarish

North House is pleased to welcome returning scholar, artisan, and teacher Vladimir Yarish, of Veliky Novgorod, the capitol of Novgorod Province, Russia to teach this tutorial course. After scouring museums and archeological sites all around the world, Vladimir has authored a definitive guide focused on the history and myriad traditional…
Tue, May 15th, 2018
Instructor: Vladimir Yarish
Wed, May 16th, 2018
Instructor: Vladimir Yarish

Past Courses Offered by Vladimir Yarish

Tuesi: Birch Bark Canisters with Vladimir Yarish