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Alex Yerks

St. Paul, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Alex Yerks

Alex was born and raised on a mountain in Upstate New York and grew up wandering around the surrounding woods. Brought up to rely on his natural surroundings, he instinctively works with the natural resources of the forest, utilizing the unique qualities of each tree in his projects. Alex has been a daily carver for fifteen years and teaches nationally and internationally at Spoonfest in England, The Milan Spoon Gathering, various workshops in Wales, Holland, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia and at his workshop in St Paul. His main focus is carving Scandinavian drinking cups called kuksas.

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Current Courses Offered by Alex Yerks

Teaser image for Give Some Heart: Carving Wooden Hearts

Give Some Heart: Carving Wooden Hearts

Have a heart! Hearts are a universal symbol of love. They’re also a simple and therapeutic…
Thu, Jun 20th, 2024
9am-5pm
Instructor: Alex Yerks
Teaser image for Kuksa Carving: Traditional Scandinavian Drinking Cup

Kuksa Carving: Traditional Scandinavian Drinking Cup

The kuksa is an old-style wooden cup made to travel far and wide and be at the ready, whether the…
Sat, Mar 16th, 2024  –  Mon, Mar 18th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Alex Yerks
Mon, Jun 17th, 2024  –  Wed, Jun 19th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Alex Yerks

Past Courses Offered by Alex Yerks

Kuksa Carving: Traditional Scandinavian Drinking Cup

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