Spoon Carving with Jögge Sundqvist

I'm back from a week of being bathed in wood carving. Specifically, spoon carving and more specifically spoon carving in the Swedish style. There were 11 of us including Drew and Louise Langsner, the hosts and Jögge Sundqvist from Sweden over for here for near a month giving classes.

It was so nice to immerse into an environment where there was so much energy devoted to spoon making. I'd divide things up into three themes. Spoon carving technique, spoon design and something that is a bit harder to describe but for now we'll call it meaning.  

Spoon Carving Technique

Jögge and his father Willie are cultural treasures in Sweden. Jögge studies

It was put on by Drew Langsner at his wonderful facility North of Asheville. Drew has a long history with Swedish carving and for this week he brought in Jögge Sundqvist.

JöJögge Sundqvistgge, has a lot of experience carving and his father is a