Elements of Woodcarving

Elements of Woodcarving

by Chris Pye
     
 

This inspiring beginner’s guide features ten detailed carving projects that provide object lessons in the art of woodcarving, both in relief and in the round. The detailed instructions on the techniques involved and illuminating profiles on leading carvers will make this book a wealth of inspiration for years to come.

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This inspiring beginner’s guide features ten detailed carving projects that provide object lessons in the art of woodcarving, both in relief and in the round. The detailed instructions on the techniques involved and illuminating profiles on leading carvers will make this book a wealth of inspiration for years to come.

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Library Journal
Woodcarving is a diverse, expressive craft; these titles represent a small slice of the type of work being created. Pye offers ten projects that cover a wide range of both classical and modern subjects in relief and in the round. He stresses the importance of design, material, and technique, factors that must be understood to be successful at carving. An excellent section on the several methods of holding work and biographical information on two great carvers who influenced Pye complete this title. Fox-Wilson, an Anglican priest with a lifelong interest in carving, shows readers how to carve nature subjects through a series of 17 projects. These subjects include a heron, a turtle, a fish, a bowl shaped like a curved leaf, several canes, and a wreath of leaves that is evocative of the classic work of Grinling Gibbons. Fox-Wilson covers projects from initial design through completion, offering tips on wood selection and finishing. Both titles are excellent and would be at home in comprehensive collections, although the average reader would probably get more use from Fox-Wilson. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861081087
Publisher:
Guild of Master Craftsman
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.47(d)

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Meet the Author

Chris Pye has been carving professionally for over 20 years. He started carving for a house-sign company, being paid per letter. Hundreds of signs later he had perfected an efficient and precise way of lettering, which he shares here. Chris writes regularly for Woodcarving magazine, and has written other books on carving. In addition to teaching woodcarving for all abilities, his is ordained into the Western Buddhist Order. He lives in Herefordshire, England with his family.

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