MAY 4th, 2019
Klingspor's Woodworking Shop, Fletcher, NC (near Asheville, NC) Please join us, if you can, on Saturday, May 4th, for a full day of Chip Carving. Although intended for Beginners, anyone who has had former Chip Carving experience is welcome to join us. We're going to pack a lot into one day. It's going to be fun! Please call the Klingspor in Fletcher, NC store (828-687-3940) to register. Feel free to call me with questions at 828-226-6040. You'll find more information, including links to a full class description, photos, schedules, and more on my Classes website page. [Download Full Class Description]
AUGUST 2nd-4th, 2019
Piedmont Wood Carvers Club, beginner_Chip_Carving_class_08.02.19.doc Mauldin (near Greenville), SC
Also, on the Classes page, you'll find a unique offering that I consider a tribute to the long-standing (and still going strong) woodcarving career of my carving instructor, mentor, and friend, Wayne Barton. In this class, we'll carve his original pattern (with his blessing, of course) on custom-made (based on Wayne's unique plate design), on a 12" Butternut plate, or an optional 12" Basswood plate. This Chip Carving project also includes sculpting and piercing several areas around the plate's rim, making this a truly unique chip carving opportunity. The class is limited to 10 intermediate to advanced level chip carvers (members and non-members of the Piedmont Wood Carvers Club), so it may fill quickly.
Because of the unique custom turned plates and equally unique design patterns, anyone interested in the Class, should call me first (828-226-6040) to discuss and reserve plate his/her preferred plate before going on-line to register for the class, This is spelled out more clearly on the Classes page referenced above.
[Download Full Class Description]
If you are interested in having a Chip Carving Class in your area, or a private class for 1 to 6 people at my studio in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, please let me know.
I recently received an invitation to teach a series of classes next summer at the "Creede Woodcarvers Rendezvous" in Creede, Colorado, July 11-17, 2020. I'm very excited about the opportunity to meet and work with other woodcarvers in a new part of the Country. I'm putting together plans for the classes I'll offer during those seven days so that pre-registration can be done by those who will attend the "Rendezvous" this July. I'll report more here when I have more information. If you have an interest and would like to know more about what I'll be teaching, please give me a call at 828-226-6040.
To learn more about the event, visit; https://www.creedewoodcarvers.com/
Finally, about that Ready-to-Carve Special Offer!
I followed the lead of hundreds of squirrels this past Fall and stashed away (built up inventory of) the two new Ready-to-Carve 8" flat beaded edge basswood plates with printed patterns - preparing for a more "official" introduction. This is it. Listen. Do you hear the trumpets sounding? Maybe that was just in my head.
At any rate, please visit the Store to view the photos and descriptions of each. You'll receive a 20% discount - that's $5.55 off the retail price of each plate purchased!
- 8" Beaded Edge Plate with 18-point center "Swirl" design, surrounded by multiple levels and styles of Fan patterns, or...
- 8" Beaded Edge Plate with 12-point center Rosette, surrounded by a stylized Leaf border pattern
To take your 20% discount, enter the Discount Code: 20off8x8R2C when prompted during Checkout. There's no limit on how many you can purchase.
This offer will be available through May 31, 2019.