October, 2012

Convex Newport Shell video up on the video site

October 31, 2012 MaryMay Newport Shell

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I just put on my woodcarving school website a 2 hour long video on carving the Convex Newport Shell. This is the same video as the DVD with some slight variations in editing. It is broken down into 6 chapters: Chapter 1: Carving down the area under the shell Chapter 2: Shaping the shell Chapter […]



New Grape Carving Video and Fixing Color

October 21, 2012 MaryMay Videos


I recently added another video to my online woodcarving school. It is that fabulous, but oh-so-frustrating project of carving a bunch of grapes – and try not to make it look like independent spheres, but a group of shapes all working together. Not easy! It took a lot of practice to get the technique down […]



WIA – Pasadena, CA

October 15, 2012 MaryMay WIA Show


What a beautiful area this is! It has been a very busy weekend at the Woodworking in America Show in Pasadena, CA. The photo is taken out of my hotel room on Friday morning on the 10th floor of the Westin Hotel in Pasadena. It was a magnificent sunrise. The whole weekend was very busy […]



Leaf and Fruit Carving

October 9, 2012 MaryMay Deep relief carving


I have a challenge for anyone out there. What is this a carving of? I have been calling it a fruit (I referred to it as a “fruit” when I videoed the process for my video web site). But I think it might be more like a nut that is cracking out of its shell. Anybody have an […]



Marc Adams Class – Carving on a Turned Post

October 5, 2012 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips


Last week I taught a very interesting class at Marc Adams in Indianapolis on carving on a turned post. We started by carving an acanthus leaf on a flat surface in basswood, just to get the feel of how to carve the details on the leaf. Then we took that same leaf and carved it […]



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