Find a Class

Hal Bitzer

Vesterheim instructor Hal Bitzer

Hal Bitzer started creating “things” out of wood in the 1990s and has been creating ever since. He finds carving to be very therapeutic and relaxing and it has given him the opportunity to learn more about his Scandinavian heritage. Hal has studied kolrosing, chip carving, and bentwood box construction, and has been creating shrinkboxes with some of the best instructors from Norway and Sweden. You may see him at some of the area Midwestern festivals with his wood creations.