Wood Carving Education

Marc Adams Fundamentals of Woodworking Class

April 19, 2014 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

I just finished teaching a challenging but very fun class on the Fundamentals of Woodcarving at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indianapolis, Indiana. These classes at Marc’s can be pretty intense because of the size (18 students) and the length of class (5 days). It was a great group of students and they tackled some […]

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Class space still available!

April 13, 2014 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

I have several beginning carving classes coming up that still have spaces available. Come join us! May 2 – 4, Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking I will be teaching a class on the Fundamentals of Furniture Carving. This is a beginning class where I will go over the basics of relief carving – acanthus leaf, shell […]

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Is it possible to carve TOO many ball and claw feet?

April 2, 2014 MaryMay Ball and claw foot

How many ball and claw feet do you have to carve to say “enough is enough”? I never thought I would say this, but… enough is enough! If I admit that these historic eagle talon feet grasping the “pearl of wisdom” have gotten the best of me, will I be kicked out of the Society […]

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Rochester, NY class

March 13, 2014 MaryMay Period Furniture Carving

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Last month I had a wonderful time teaching in Rochester, NY. Unfortunately, I travelled there the day after a major snowstorm and ended up spending about 10 hours in lovely Washington, DC airport. I ended up missing a talk/demo I was supposed to do for the Rochester Woodworking Society that evening and did not actually […]

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Classes, Classes and More Classes

February 12, 2014 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

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Over the past few months, I have taught several classes and have been very tardy in getting photos up. So sorry! Also, there are several classes this year that still have spaces available: The next one coming up is a class at Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s School” in Pittsboro, NC, March 1 & 2. This […]

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Five Carvers Taking Over My Workshop

October 30, 2013 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

Happy, satisfied and tired students.

The most students I have had in my workshop at one time is 7 (Charles Neil and gang). I had to clear out areas in my shop that had not seen light for a very long time in order to find a place for them all. This past class wasn’t nearly as crowded, but I […]

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