January, 2012

Beginning class

January 31, 2012 MaryMay Woodcarving classes

Roy Underhill lowering the background quickly!

Had a great weekend teaching at The Woodwright’s School (Roy Underhill’s school) in Pittsboro, NC. We carved a donut (to learn about the grain), a camelia, and then got about half-way through the scallop shell. Everybody did really well, and most had never carved before. One of the students was so inspired and touched by […]

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Off to teach at the Woodwright’s School

January 26, 2012 MaryMay Woodcarving classes

I’m off to teach a 2 day beginning carving class at Roy Underhill’s The Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro, NC. It’s a beautiful little town, and his school is on the historic main street right next to a traditional malt shop. It’s always a lot of fun teaching there. Roy has a way about him that […]

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Repair of woodcarved griffin

January 20, 2012 MaryMay Misc. Antique Furniture Repair

Griffin to be repaired

I’ve been working on a furniture repair for a fabulous pair of wood carved griffins. This is absolutely wonderful carving – not sure of the year, but may be 150 to 200 years old – German maybe? I am repairing this for an antique dealer in Savannah, GA. One of the griffins does not need […]

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Installation of shell niche

January 20, 2012 MaryMay Shell Niches

almost finished cabinet

  I just received a photo of one of the installed shell niches that I carved. There will be a mirror behind the lattice, and the curved cabinet and shell still needs to be painted. I will post another photo once it is completely finished. I wonder what will be in the niche????

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Greenville “Intro to Woodcarving” class

January 16, 2012 MaryMay Woodcarving classes

Step #11 - rounding petals so they appear to be overlapping

I was driving to Greenville,SC Friday morning to teach a beginning class at the Woodcraft store there, when I had an “aha” inspiration. As I was leaving my house, my sweet husband, Stephen, handed me a Camelia off our tree that is in our yard. This Camelia was sitting on the dashboard of the car, […]

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Slight adjustments to the shell sconce

January 12, 2012 MaryMay Shell wall sconce

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My client wanted the shell more “scooped out” and hollow – more 3 dimensional, and wanted the scroll a little more delicate. So here is the updated shell. I hope this works for them. I’m off to Greenville, SC tomorrow¬†to teach another beginning carving class. It’s a full class of 12 students, and we will […]

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