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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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????
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, […]
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 […]
I have finished the wall sconce. Here it is. Next is to shellac this to seal it, and make a rubber mold for casting. I have decided to temporarily glue the shell and the leaf decoration together for the mold, as it will be much easier to pour the casting in one piece.
I know this doesn’t have a thing to do with woodcarving, but diabetes is something I have been dealing with for the past 12 or so years. I hope this will help others who are in the same battle. I should make a disclaimer that this is NOT for everyone. Please take caution if you […]
I worked on the lower section of the wall sconce today. There will be a brass (or some kind of metal) plate where a light will come out of – that is where the white piece of paper is, so that area is flat. I still have a little more detailing on the part […]
I have been working on a smaller project the past few days. It will be a small wall sconce with a shell on the top and acanthus design below. It is only about 8″ tall and carved out of mahogany. It will be made in 2 separate pieces because my client wants me to make […]