This weekend I’m heading to The North Carolina Furniture School in beautiful Winterville, NC to teach a basic relief carving class. Stuart Kent is the Founder of the school, and he is also a highly acclaimed artistic woodturner and teacher.
There are still spaces available for the carving class this weekend, so come join in the fun of learning how to get started in this wonderful art. I started over 25 years ago and still wake up every morning saying “Oh, goody. I get to carve today!” Find out for yourself how much fun it can be!
Also, next week I have the honor of co-teaching with Ben Hobbs on building a reproduction of a lovely Robert Walker Dressing Table from around 1770. An original table can be seen at MESDA (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts) – photo below. Ben is a very knowledgable and skilled furniture maker that specializes in making period furniture and teaching the traditional methods. He also is the recipient of the 2011 Cartouche award from SAPFM (Society of American Period Furniture Makers). Ben will be teaching all the construction methods and I’ll teach how to carve the petit and delicate ball and claw feet plus the scroll on the knee. It always surprises me that carving smaller versions of designs often takes longer to carve that the full size.
And in my spare time, I’ll be working on completing my book on how to carve acanthus leaves. Sign up here to receive my newsletter for the inside scoop!