Chip Carving: The Fundamentals And Beyond

August 2, 2020 – August 8, 2020

Daniel Clay

Chip carving is an ancient, decorative woodcarving technique where faceted chips are removed from a wooden surface to create geometric patterns, ornamentation, figurative imagery and lettering. In this workshop students will learn the fundamentals of chip carving including proper technique, tool care and sharpening, choosing and preparing materials, understanding wood grain, and finishing completed work. Participants will be encouraged to create their own carving patterns and personal style and employ their carving skills in new and creative ways. By completing creative technical exercises, decorative panels and works of original carved art, you will gain technical know-how and gain confidence to explore new, creative applications for surface carving in wood. Open to all skill levels.


Daniel Clay is a woodworker and artist living in Knoxville, Tennessee. He designs and makes original and custom furniture, home decor items and artwork and travels the U.S. teaching chip carving. Clay’s writing on chip carving has been featured in Fine Woodworking Magazine.

Daniel Clay

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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