Erik teaches our popular beginning spoon-carving class. He has been creating handmade items since 2013 using traditional Scandinavian carving techniques. Starting with locally sourced wood and using only hand tools, he chops and carves spoons, bowls, butter spreaders, wall hooks and anything else needed for the home and kitchen. Over the past three years, he and his wife Michele have worked together as VevangMpls to bring their love of carving to the public by offering carving classes and demonstrations. Both Michele and Erik are self employed, Erik as a carpenter and Michele as an artist and hair colorist. They live in NE Minneapolis with two kids and a dog near their studio, where they carve and work on all kinds of projects.