2024-03-04 Rosemaling a Hand-Turned Nordfjord Style Ale Bowl (Online)



Three Mondays, March 4 and 11 (1:00-4:00 pm CT), and March 18 (1:00-3:00 pm CT)


Patti Goke


This is an online class hosted on Zoom. 


Join Vesterheim Gold Medalist Patti Goke for an opportunity to paint a Nordfjord-style ale bowl turned by master woodworker Roger Abrahamson! Rosemaling is an iconic and traditional art form, and this class will explore the stylistic elements of rosemaling in the Nordfjord style. This class is designed for experienced rosemalers.

Bowl turner Roger Abrahamson shares that "traditionally, decorated bowls were used to serve ale ceremonially, for special events such as weddings, Christmas, christenings, and other events. Each bowl is born from a green (freshly cut) log, then turned. Tool marks on the surface show the hand of the maker. As you see in old bowls, small imperfections and warpage does occur and is part of the natural process. The wood is worked green and seasoned after the bowl is created. Minimum abrasives are used as in the originals that inspire me. Each bowl is a unique creation, there are no two exactly alike."



Included in the cost of registration for this class is a kit of materials valued at $265. The kit includes a one-of-a-kind Nordfjord style ale bowl, oil paints, high quality brushes, sandpaper, and more, as well as a sweet treat from Vesterheim! Students will need to provide a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the United States, you will need to provide your own supplies. Please contact folkartschool@vesterheim.org when you register for more information about what materials are required for this class.

Additional Supplies:

Students will need to provide a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.  

Special Instructions:  

When registering for the class, please make sure to use the mailing and email addresses you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward the kit and all communications. 

Enrollment Deadline: 

February 19, 2024


Click here to learn more about instructor Patti Goke.


Vesterheim's rosemaling classes are supported in part by the Wilma A. Anderson Endowment for Rosemaling.

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