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Carving wood with children

30 september 2012

For the last month I have been working in a project with kids. Together with six other artists I have received over 2000 kids – all the kids in elementary school in the township of Bollnäs actually – to let them learn something about their cultural heritage and craft. This friday was the finish of the project. I have had around 10 kids/day for a period of 25 days in a workshop. Today was an exhibition where parents and relatives can come and look.

When I have had workshops with children before if has been for a shorter period of time. To have the opportunity to do this has given new thoughts about handicraft and working with children, for me. I have had reason to question what I do, and then do it differently. The strongest feeling after having done this is that carving is – most of all – a state of mind. It is a feeling. And the most important thing is not to teach that carving is a skill or how to make something. I just tried to make everyone feel good about themselves, and to carry that memory with them for a while. And if they ever had a doubt about themselves, later in life, they can just carve some wood.


30 september 2012
Blogg / A Hard Slojd Life

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Fönster till en slöjdkyrka.

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Jag har jobbat en del med fönster till min blivande verkstad. Det mesta arbetet har inte fastnat på film, även om jag har tänkt att det ska bli en hel del dokumenterat. Här är i alla fall en kort film på hur jag passar in ett spröjs i en fönsterbåge. Jag har gjort tre fönster, ca 12 återstår så övriga moment kommer haha.

3 januari 2021

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