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Else Bigton

Barronett, WI
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Else Bigton
Phillip and Else are professional woodcarvers and furniture makers in the Norwegian tradition. They have taught carving classes for over 20 years, specializing in the classic ornamental styles of Baroque (acanthus), Rococo, and Romanesque dragon style. Else is also an accomplished weaver and cabinet maker. Phillip enjoys picture carving, free form ale bowls, and kubbestols. The couple was commissioned to work on the Stave Church which stands in the Norwegian Pavilion at Epcot in Florida and the Gol Stave Church replica, which stands in Minot, North Dakota. Visit to learn more.

Past Courses Offered by Else Bigton

Nordic Relief Carving: From the Acanthus Plant to Dragon Motifs

Wood Carving Tutorial

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