Liesl Chatman

Liesl Chatman is a spoon carver, kolroser, and teacher. Her kolrosed spoons have been exhibited at the American Swedish Institute and the Vesterheim Museum, and she has taught kolrosing, spoon carving, and given demonstrations at North House Folk School in Grand Marais MN, ASI and Fireweed in Minneapolis, the Spoon Gathering in Milan MN, Greenwoodfest in Plymouth MA, and the Greenwood Wrights’ Fest in Pittsboro NC. Her background as a handlettering artist and graphic journaler are large influences in her kolrosing and designs of spoon forms. She believes that carving and kolrosing spoons are crafts that are for the people. They are accessible, affordable, and heal the soul. Liesl cares just as strongly about the craft of teaching. Now retired, Liesl’s professional career focused on teaching and learning at all levels, building relationships, and assuring voice to each and every person gathered. Much to her surprise, she was named a White House Champion of Change for Women and Girls in STEM by the Obama Administration.