Articles by: Mindy Kinsey

Carving a Wren in the Round

Carving a Wren in the Round

By Chris Pye Carving in the round means exactly that: carving the subject completely three dimensionally. You can view the carving from any direction. In some ways, in-the-round carving is easier than relief because the perspectives and proportions will be true. Relief carving often needs distortion or perspective to allow […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Personalized Celtic Lovespoon

Personalized Celtic Lovespoon

By Jim Gledhill Because of the rich Scots/Irish heritage in my Canadian community, I receive many commissions for gift items like Celtic crosses, and lovespoons. To streamline my work, I create hard patterns to use as templates. Once the basic template is created, I can easily personalize the piece or […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Carving a Traditional Love Spoon

Carving a Traditional Love Spoon

By David Western This simple design is the pattern I use with beginner carvers in my love spoon carving classes. Although it is a straightforward design, it contains several elements that will assist new carvers in learning important carving techniques. Shaping the abundant curved edges will vividly illustrate the importance […]

by February 9, 2016 Patterns, Projects