Chip Carving: The Fundamentals And Beyond
August 2, 2020 – August 8, 2020
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.
COURSE FEE: $675
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.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.