Jögge Sundqvist, aka s u r o l l e, is a multi-dimensional craftsman. A woodworking and carving artist, he is famous for his impressive sculptural installations, furniture, and beautifully carved decorative objects. He hews and carves wood into many forms; stools, chairs, knives, cupboards, spoons, serving trays, tablets, sculptures, and word boards. He describes his live show, “Rhythm and Slöjd” as a performance of “wood, sweat, and woodchips.” To the beat of loud rock music and in real-time, he transforms raw materials into a functional object, leaving the audience spellbound and amazed.
Fourth generation of craftsmen
Jögge Sundqvist is a fourth-generation craftsman brought up in the Swedish slöjd tradition. When he describes his creative process, the four walls that form his most important assets are the material, tools, traditional techniques, and folk art. When it comes to tools, it’s challenging to find a woodcarving knife versatile enough to meet his needs.
Jögge & Morakniv
“There are probably few people who understand how difficult it is to get a really good carving knife, which is well balanced in terms of hardness, toughness, and flexibility in relation to the angles of the cutting edge. Morakniv is the best amongst all its competitors. I use them daily and even make the handles myself. I have other handmade knives, but it’s the Morakniv I pick up first,” says Jögge.