Magical Chip Carving in the Traditional Scandinavian Style with Joġġe Sundqvist August 29 - September 2, 2022

about this workshop

Carving patterns and symbols in wood is a thousand-year-old folk tradition that is still kept alive in the Scandinavian craft. With the help of chip carving, or “Skureut” as the technique is also called, crafted utensils have throughout history been animated with meaning-bearing symbols and beautiful patterns. Even today, the chip carving technique is a natural extension of a crafted spoon, cutting board or shrink pot – and above all a source of everyday joy; to a way to develop creativity and to create patterns. The class includes grips and techniques for chips, nail cuts, lines and letters, as well as what kind of wood, knives and tools you need.

The class contains practice of the fundamental simpler decorations to more demanding objects such as painted signs. Jögge will discuss stylistic elements and how to process patterns on handmade objects. In addition to a deep practical knowledge, the class opens the door to older handicrafts and folk art and provides a detailed lecture of the symbols’ traditional meanings – with intensions for you to develop your own design world.

Unique Instructor Jögge Sundqvist

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$895 tuition + $30 materials

Key Points:
*Scandinavian patterns and symbol designs
*Basic techniques as the nailcut, one to three-sided chips
*Pierced design, shallow relief carving
*Kolrosing, letters and numbers
*Painting on wood

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Magical Chip Carving in the Traditional Scandinavian Style with Joġġe Sundqvist August 29 - September 2, 2022


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