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Liesl Chatman

Liesl is a spoon carver, kolroser, teacher and becoming known as a top kolroser in the United States. Her background as a hand-lettering artist and graphic journaler influences her spoon forms and kolrosing images.  In her teaching, Liesl works with students to carve spoons and kolrose wood with confidence and joy through mindfulness,  technique, and practice.  Liesl’s kolrosed spoons have been exhibited at the American Swedish Institute and the Vesterheim Museum, and she teaches at the American Swedish Institute, Fireweed Community Woodshop, John C. Campbell Folk School, North House Folk School, and Vesterheim. Currently, she serves on the Milan Spoon Gathering Planning Committee, and in the fall of 2023, Liesl is slated to be the Folk-Artist-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She loves that spoon carving and kolrosing are crafts that are accessible, affordable, enjoyable, and healing.

Follow her @rivchicawarrior on Instagram. 

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