September, 2012

More Carving Faces

September 19, 2012 MaryMay Carving faces


I finally had an opportunity to continue to work on the carved faces. I touched up the first one (the one on the right) and made his mood less hostile (at he request of the client) - thanks to the help of artist and sculptor, Roy Almaroad who spent an afternoon giving me pointers on the subtle details on […]



City Paper interview on YouTube

September 11, 2012 MaryMay On-Line Woodcarving articles and TV interviews

Several months ago the local City Paper in Charleston came by my shop and interviewed me. This has been up for a while on YouTube, but I just found out about it last week. I’m just rambling away…



Carving a Ball and Claw for a Tea Table

September 8, 2012 MaryMay Ball and claw foot


Yesterday, John Weigel, of Greensboro, NC came to spend the day with me to learn how to carve a ball and claw for his 3-legged tea table. John spent time at MESDA (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts) in Winston-Salem, NC to study a stunning period piece that he wanted to reproduce. They have a fabulous […]



Wood Turning

September 6, 2012 MaryMay Woodcarving classes


I am going to teach a class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in 2 weeks on carving details on a turned post. So… I just turned a 3″ piece of mahogany with a variety of shapes where we will carve 2 different styles of acanthus leaves, egg and dart molding, bead molding, rope molding, and […]



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