The Art of Stylized Wood Carving: Featuring Insights From 14 Top Artists and 5 Step-By-Step Projects

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Learn to capture beauty and expression in wood with the art of stylized carving. Features interviews and artwork from top carvers and 5 step-by-step carving demonstrations for canvasback duck, hummingbird, bottlenose dolphin, shelf-sitting mouse, and rainbow trout.
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Overview

Learn to capture beauty and expression in wood with the art of stylized carving. Features interviews and artwork from top carvers and 5 step-by-step carving demonstrations for canvasback duck, hummingbird, bottlenose dolphin, shelf-sitting mouse, and rainbow trout.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565231740
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,471,997
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Chuck Solomon is a terrestrial ecologist and works primarily with endangered species in the Central Valley of California. He has been teaching carving classes and participating in carving competitions for over 15 years. He has won more than 100 ribbons at shows in Colorado, California, Alaska and Canada, including Best of Show and Best of Division. Chuck has also judged several shows in Colorado. His work consists primarily of songbirds, waterfowl and mammals, both realistic and interpretive.

Chuck currently lives in the Sacramento, California, area where he works, carves, teaches classes and is an active member of the Capital Woodcarvers Association and California Carvers Guild.

Dave Hamilton is an ecologist by profession, working primarily in the area of wetland ecology. He has been carving and competing in shows for almost 20 years. While Dave enjoys carving a variety of bird species, he specializes in hummingbirds and in the wading birds common to the wetlands he works on professionally. He also enjoys carving stylized pieces and reproductions of antique decoys. Dave lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he carves, teaches classes, and is a member of the Northern Colorado Woodcarvers.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors vi
Part One: An Introduction to Stylized Carving 1
Part Two: A Gallery of Stylized Carvings 5
J. Christopher White 6
Del Herbert 12
Gino Sordi 14
Clark Schreibeis 18
Dick Pillmore 22
Ken Newman 26
Ralph Mueller 30
June Lyon 34
Ray Kunz 35
Mary Kruetzfeldt 40
Carl Korschgen 44
Lew Hammer 48
Nick Eason 50
Pati Stajcar 54
Part Three: Instructional Section 59
Tools and Accessories 59
Canvasback Duck Step-by-Step Project 62
Hummingbird Step-by-Step Project 73
Bottlenose Dolphin Step-by-Step Project 78
Shelf Mouse Step-by-Step Project 87
Rainbow Trout Step-by-Step Project 95
Index to Artists 104
References 105
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