Rune Hjelen is a Norwegian artist; both a woodturner and a woodcarver. By combining the two techniques he creates contemporary-, as well as traditional pieces of art. Hjelen gives high priority to the concept behind his reliefs, sculptural work and art pieces, which tends to be rooted in heritage and traditional art forms.
He makes private- and public art, demonstrates techniques, tutors in woodcarving and woodturning, holds both workshops and lectures, as well as participates in national and international exhibitions.
Rune runs his own woodturning and woodcarving school in Trondheim, Norway.