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The joy of working wood with simple tools should display itself in what is made. This is certainly true in the case of Swedish slöjd practitioner Jögge Sundqvist. He began carving beautiful, whimsical, and practical wooden objects under the tutelage of his father Wille, and today teaches the craft all over the world.
We had the chance to sit down with Jögge during a recent visit to the U.S. In this interview, we discuss his work, the fun of seeking out and using unique natural curves in trees, the value of slöjd in the fast-paced world of today, and the future of hand-tool woodworking. We think you will find Jögge's infectious enthusiasm and love of making beautiful things as inspiring as we do!
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post announcing the next article in Issue Six…