Saturday, September 5, 2009

My First Carving

I started carving in September 2008 by taking up wood carving classes in the evenings in the local Crescent College Comprehensive school. Our teacher, Barry, started most of us on a crucifix. Still haven't finished it, but here is some of the detail. It's carved from lime wood using gouges. When it came to the face, I needed something pretty small, so I took a tiny screwdriver and ground down the tip into a gouge-like bevel. That let me chip away by tiny cuts and scrapes.