Phil discovered spoon carving about 5 years ago, just in time for a global pandemic. While not forgetting about spoons his focus has shifted after seeing some pictures of Scandanavian knutkorg baskets. Drawn to crafts that are challenging yet easily accessible (few tools and easily scavenged materials) the knutkorg basket fits these strict requirements. Like many crafters, Phil has found craft to be a great conduit for connection and essential to his well being.
As an instructor his goals are progress not perfection. With that in mind his classes are geared toward lifelong learning and setting the student up for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th baskets.