Hello everyone. I’m heading off the the airport in about 45 minutes. I ran across some photos of the process of carving the concave newport shell and wanted to quickly get them up on my blog. It’s not a complete process, but shows the basic steps. Have fun!
Well, it has been a week of preparation and business – nothing really to show for it – and I hate to go more than a week without putting in another blog post, so I’m taking some from my archives. Here is an instruction sheet I put together on how to carve the concave Newport [...]
Another great class in Greenville. It’s funny that I can’t seem to find many students here in Charleston, but the ones interested in learning carving in the Greenville area seems unlimited. Ahh – an artist is never recognized in her own town??? I really love to teach beginning classes – to see the change from [...]
Just a quick post, as it is late and I have to get up early tomorrow to drive to Greenville, SC to teach another beginning class. I was debating on whether to carve a shamrock, since it is St. Patricks Day, but I think the Camelia will be better. I’ll decide on the drive up [...]
Here is the process of carving a very simple acanthus leaf on the inside miter of egg and dart molding. These are used to make a nice transition at the corner. Sometimes they are very complex and detailed, and sometimes they are just barely an image of an acanthus leaf. But it is definitely a [...]
I have been working on carving a large egg and dart molding in quarter sawn white oak. I have spent a lot of time sharpening my tools, because about 90% of the time I am putting my chisels into the wood, I am using a mallet. This is HARD wood! But it really is very [...]
Another of my babies left today – bittersweet. I finished the king’s head bracket, and the client picked it up today and was very happy with it. It was quite a push to get it finished, but I am happy with the results – his expression was as close to the original as I could [...]