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Myths are made by the telling. With reverence for heritage traditions of his Scandinavian ancestors as well as the working knowledge shared by his father, Sam Gathje’s work beautifully wedges function with form. The material, object and concept are respected as living things, subverting delineations. Through heartfelt and earned expertise, Gathje's work continues to brighten the pantheon of craft and art.-Ian Carstens
Sam Gathje is an artist and craftsperson from Rochester, Minnesota. A third generation carpenter, Sam draws on 13+ years of commercial construction experience in a studio practice that focuses on memory, material, and mark making. He is currently a graduate student and instructor of record at Montana State University.