Birds are a prevalent symbol in Norwegian folk art. We will explore several different styles of ale birds. Starting with a precut blank and using hand tools, you will shape the bowl inside and out. You will be able to paint and finish your completed ale hen with a food-safe finish in class. There is a materials fee, payable to the instructor.
Becky Lusk is a third-generation folk artist and a Vesterheim Gold Medalist. Her work was included in the exhibition Norwegian Folk Art: The Migration of a Tradition, curated by Marion Nelson, Vesterheim’s former Executive Director. Becky carves ale bowls, figures, relief scenes, acanthus pieces, and dragonstyle pieces. She and her husband have a workshop near Coon Valley, Wisconsin.