is a woodworker in Grand Marais, MN. His work is inspired by natural forms and the embellished wooden folk art of Scandinavia. In 2011, Mike began to explore craft formally through an internship at Minnesota’s North House Folk School, where he now teaches. His work with green wood includes fågelskålar (bird-shaped ale bowls), spoon carving, shrink pots, and small furniture design, as well as traditional timber framing, which he studied with the support of a 2017 grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Mike teaches Greenwood Bowl Carving.