Join us for a live Tool Sharpening Demonstration with local Norwegian carver Christen Dokk Smith. Christen will be demonstrating an array of sharpening techniques for wood carvers aimed to support you in keeping your tools functional, well-maintained, and carving ready. Donations for the demo welcomed.
In the second hour limited spaces will be available for 1 on 1 sharpening tutorial with your own tools.
Born and raised in Norway, Christen Dokk Smith did a 4 year apprenticeship in woodcarving at the Viking ship museum in Oslo. During his apprenticeship Christen was trained in the classical European way of carving, focusing on Viking, Medieval, Baroque and Rococo. He was also taught the art of making high precision replicas for the museum. Christen received in the autumn of 2011 a scholarship to go to the City and Guild of London Art school, where he could focus on his passion – sculptures. After graduating, Christen moved to Tofino to learn from the First Nation carvers and pursue an artistic career. Christen has done several commissions for the Viking ship museum, University in Oslo, churches and for individuals.