September 27, 2015

The Craftsman’s Workshop

I remember as a child living in Italy, being fascinated watching craftsmen at work: the skill, the dedication, the tools and the often messy workshops out of which such beautiful things were made!   I think as children our first participation with the outside world is to make things… to build, to craft, to draw…….

September 21, 2015

The Art of Woodcarving

The art of fine woodcarving has a long tradition that goes way back into antiquity. Wood is a wonderful material to carve, it has a resonance that we can relate to. Carving into shape and decorations is not a one way process, the wood itself, with its grain and figure somehow speaks to the woodcarver…