2024-03-04 Rosemaling a Hand-Turned Nordfjord Style Ale Bowl (Online)
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."
Students will need to provide a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
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.
February 19, 2024
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Vesterheim's rosemaling classes are supported in part by the Wilma A. Anderson Endowment for Rosemaling.