Greenwood Fest 2018 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
5 juni – 09:00 - 7 juni – 17:00
PREFEST Course June 5 -7
Learn to make a shrinkbox – a small wooden vessel hollowed from fresh green wood, with a bottom disc set in a groove cut in its lower inside surface. When the green wood dries, it shrinks around the disc to create a magical piece of woodenware. Most shrinkboxes are round, but Jögge makes them in varied shapes as well.
Jögge’s shrinkboxes are usually decorated with chip-carving, relief carving, and color. His array of decorative ideas, based on Scandinavian traditions, will be an inspiration for anyone in this class.
More important than shrinkboxes produced, participants will have the opportunity to learn proper tool use, particularly the slöjd knife; decorative aspects of the work, whether relief and/or chip-carving, painted decoration and more. Attention to tradition is paramount in Jögge’s work.