Skanderna Wood Works
Norwegian Woodcarving and Wood Turnings
Skanderna Wood Works is our new business name, but we have been doing woodworking business together since 2007. The Skanderna Wood Works site provides information about upcoming shows, exhibitions and images of past projects, as well as information about our artistic journey from dream to realization.
"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do"
Jim Paulson has been a devoted woodworker for most of his life. He has been a serious woodcarver since 1981, and he became a master woodcarver after studying with professional carvers in the mid 90's. More recently, he has become an accomplished carver of Norwegian Ale Bowls.
Barb Paulson, Jim's wife of nearly 43 years, is a passionate wood turner who creates handmade writing instruments and other turnings. Her creations involve working with exotic woods that are both domestic and imported.
You'll eventually see work by Skanderna Wood Works exhibited in a variety of galleries in North Dakota. Commission pieces, community presentations, and carving classes are also available.
This project was supported in part by a grant, in 2018/2019, from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.