Josh Torkelson

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Josh Torkelson

Josh Torkelson

Josh Torkelson is a woodcarver, woodworker, sculptor, and maker of all sorts. He is fascinated by the intersections of traditional craft, artistic practice, and community-building. Josh has been carving since he was seven, but really fell in deep while immersed in the traditional craft community at St. Olaf College, where he studied art and worked in the woodshop. Josh teaches in Minneapolis at the American Swedish Institute and at Articulture. Josh has also taught at St. Olaf College, the Northfield Arts Guild, and the Avon Hills Folk School.

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