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Swedish Woven Wire Work


with Faith Clover

Calendar Jul 20, 2019 at 9 am

Saturday, July 20, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $60  Materials: $10

Wire work, or Luffarslojd, is a humble craft where we use simple tools and materials to make useful and beautiful things. In this class you will learn the basic techniques used to create hooks, candlesticks or bowls. From these beginnings you can make other objects from your imagination. Throughout the day we will talk about the important role of crafts in Scandinavian life.

About the instructor: Faith Clover was born in Minnesota, the granddaughter of Swedish immigrants. After college we moved west where I taught art in elementary and middle schools, became the district art coordinator, and taught art education classes at Lewis and Clark College in Portland OR.

After receiving my PhD at the University of Arizona, I returned to teach at the University of Minnesota until retirement. I am a student of a student of all things Swedish, have worked with the American Swedish Institute's educational programs, and taken groups of graduate students to study crafts at Saterglanan in Sweden.

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