Join us for the presentation What Is in a Spoon? by woodworker Jögge Sundqvist on March 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the museum’s Bethania Church on Mill St. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served after the presentation.
Jögge Sundqvist is teaching classes at Vesterheim’s Folk Art School in 2018. He is an internationally known craftsman from Sweden with 35 years of woodworking experience. Jögge learned the skills of using a knife and ax from his father Willie Sundqvist and has been carving ever since. He worked part time with his craft until 1985 and in 1999 he started his own company, Surolle, and now is a full-time carver. He works with precision in raw and dry wood using hand tools creating chairs, knives, cupboards, spoons and troughs, blackboards, and sculptures. His influence comes from the Swedish folk art of the 17th century. Jögge’s designs in wood and the use of color are exquisite.