Norm Sartorius: Spoons to Stir the Soul

Norm Sartorius has been making wooden spoons since the 1970s, and he decided early on to dedicate himself to exploring the sculptural possibilities in these small wood pieces. Norm’s spoons reflect his sensitivity to each piece of tree that comes his way. Each one is a wonder to look upon and a lesson in itself. I had the pleasure of meeting Norm a few years ago. He’s a great guy and he gave me a lot of encouragement for my own carving.

I just wanted to help spread the word about a new book celebrating decades of work by Norm, soon to be published by The Center for Art in Wood. Information about the book and various options can be found here, and there is a pre-order form here available through December 31st.

And, looking ahead, The Center for Art in Wood is planning an exhibition of Norm’s work that will open on May 6, 2022 and run through July.

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7 Responses to Norm Sartorius: Spoons to Stir the Soul

  1. Russell West says:

    I really enjoy Norm’s work and look forward to this book. His forms definitely inspired me to try my own style, much like your work does, Dave. Thank you for sharing this.


  2. Douglas says:

    Thanks for sharing the work of Norm Sartorius – absolutely stunning! It is reminiscent of the work Barry Gordon (Syracyse NY) has done over the years. Thanks for sharing Dave.


  3. Clifford Logan says:

    Every time I look at Norm’s work, I find myself holding my breath. The way he transforms a piece of wood in to an Art piece is just breath taking. I ordered Norm’s book a while back. I am seriously looking forward to looking at it. I may have to hook myself up to a CPAP machine in order to read it however.


    • Dave Fisher says:

      Ha! His pieces do take one’s breath away. You may already be aware of this, but the Center for Art in Wood is planning an exhibition of Norm’s work, opening on May 6, 2022 and running through July. I forgot to mention that in the post, and will add that information now.


  4. sartorius2015 says:

    Thanks Dave Much appreciated. Norm

    Sent from my iPhone


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