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Turning Locked Lidded Boxes

Posted March 6, 2024
by Mary Tripoli

Locking lidded boxes have a long history in Swedish craft. Resident Artisan Mary Tripoli spent time learning about this beautiful and practical craft tradition ahead of her trip to Scandinavia. 

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Wood Week 2024

Posted January 30, 2024

Wood Week is underway! Join us on campus March 11-18 for a special thematic week celebrating all things woodworking, complete with coursework, evening programming, and the annual Carver's Conference

Turning Hollow Forms: A Conversation with Mark Gardner

Posted January 3, 2024

Meet Mark Gardner, a full-time woodturner from North Carolina who will be teaching during Wood Week. In this post, Mark reveals his technique for a challenging kind of woodturning: turning hollow forms.

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Hidden Treasure Behind the Milling Shop: Turning Spalted Wood

Posted December 21, 2023
by Mary Tripoli

Moldy wood may look like trash, but woodturners know a treasure when they see one. In this blog post, Mary Tripoli turns a bag of moldy birch found on campus into stunning spalted bowls. 

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John Manthei visits from The Folk School Fairbanks

Posted April 25, 2023

A special part about life at North House is getting to host instructors from all over the globe, and witnessing the connections that form between craftspeople from near and far.

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A Multitude of Subtleties

Posted October 18, 2022
by Nate White

Resident Artisan Nate White recounts making a "democratic" chair. Using  a minimum of hand tools reduces the barriers to learning and practicing a craft, making it more accessible for everyone.

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Gathering Inspiration

Posted December 21, 2021
by Nathan White

North House resident artisan Nathan White finds inspiration in nature and in art. Read more about his recent experiences in the artisane development program in his latest blog post. 

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Every Tree Has Stories to Tell

Posted December 2, 2021
by Emily Derke

In her latest blog post, resident artisan Emily Derke writes about a recent exhibition organized by North House Instructor John Zasada. 

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Introducing Nathan White

Posted October 21, 2021

Meet Nathan White, one of the new residents in the Artisan Development Program at North House, in this introductory blog post. 

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It Takes a Forest to Build a Chair

Posted April 6, 2021

It Takes a Forest to Build a Chair: Lead Instructor John Beltman writes about what it takes to make a chair in a recent issue of Northern Wilds. 


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