2022 Slöjd Fellowships

Anja Sundberg and Owen Thomas.

Back in 2019, I ventured to England (Spoonfest) and Sweden (Täljfest) and had an amazing experience of learning, teaching, and sharing. I had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people, including Owen Thomas and Anja Sundberg. I was very happy to learn that, at Täljfest last week, Jögge Sundqvist presented Owen and Anja with the 2022 Fellowships.

Anja Sundberg, Jögge Sundqvist, and Owen Thomas with the birchbark certificates made, as always, by Peter Lamb.

Here is a little general information about both of these folks who have done
so much to spread the joy and satisfaction of handwork:

Owen Thomas
Owen is a master pole lathe turner, tool maker, spoon carver, and is a
full-time green woodworker and teacher. He was mentored by MikeAbbott and Robin
Wood and he apprenticed under Barnaby Carder. In addition, he teaches green
woodwork as therapy in social care. He is inspired by historical work and
contemporary design.
He lives in Herefordshire, UK.
More on Owen at OwenThomasWoodcraft.com
Instagram: OwenThomasWoodCraft

Anja Sundberg
Anja was educated as a slöjder at the premier craft school, Sätergläntan. She
is one of Sweden’s most talented woodworkers inspired by traditional work using
axes and knives. Her playful and colorful spoons, knives, bowls and figures are
well known amongst the slöjd field. She is a frequent and sought after teacher
including gatherings such as SpoonFest and Täljfest.
She lives in Orsa in Dalarna, Sweden.
More on Anja at
Instagram: sundberganja

There have now been eleven recipients of the award since it was established
in 2015. You can learn more about it here.

Congratulations Anja and Owen!

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1 Response to 2022 Slöjd Fellowships

  1. Skip Florey says:

    Congratulations to Anja and Owen! Also to the other recipients. I will look into more information on them. As always David you provide valuable insights and information to help all of us further this craft.

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