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Tool Sharpening Demonstration – Saturday September 17, 2016
September 17, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMby donation
During lunchtime Norwegian carver Christen Dokk Smith will be demonstrating an array of sharpening techniques for wood carvers.
Christen Dokk Smith was born in Norway and grew up on the countryside outside of the city. After a long career in sports and military, Christen was introduced to Bjarte Aarseth, a master woodcarver at the Vikingship museum in Oslo. Bjarte accepted him as his apprentice and trained Christen in classical Viking, Medieval, Baroque, Rococco carving. Christen moved to Tofino in 2012 to learn from the First Nation carvers and pursue an artistic career. He now carves out of the Carving Shed on Chesterman Beach and works in the realm of contemporary Viking carving and sculptures, as well as exploring other mediums such as stone and bone.