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Bengt's work is awe-inspiring, colorful, playful goodness. He dressed his swooping bowl forms in ornate patterns and textures while also pioneering the bark-up bowl orientation when bowls had been mostly carved in the pith-side-up trough/dough bowl style. He was also an accomplished painter and an architect, and infused his paintings with the same color-rich palettes worn by his bowls. (photo by Peter Follansbee)
The father and son duo are notorious figures in the green woodworking community. Jogge made a video (The Spoon, The Bowl, and The Knife) about his father, the man credited with sharing sloyd craft with the world. Don't know what sloyd is? Read about it HERE. I'm a huge fan of the playfulness embodied in Jogge's work.
Amy is known for her intricate, colorful quilt-inspired patterns she uses on spoons and bowls. Even if you've never tried to decorate woodenware using paints you can instantly see why these are such prized items.
I love this man's work. Clean, beautifully designed and executed. Such skill. He carves mostly bowls, but also makes shrink pots, spoons and other utensils every so often. His blog has a great deal of information on it, and his Youtube videos provide great bowl carving insight. His lettering is straight-up out of effin' control.