Carved wooden sculptures by Janet Denton-Cordell

Posted By on August 22, 2011

woodcarving by Janet Denton Cordell

Woodcarving by Janet Denton Cordell

These sculptures are carved by Janet Denton-Cordell from Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States.
Janet Denton-Cordell
Janet grew up deep in the Boston Mountain Range of the Ozarks, as the second daughter of the well-known Denton family with more than 175 years of combined woodcarving experience.
The art of the Dentons has been featured many times over the years, from articles in magazines such as National Geographic and woodcarving journals, to newspapers and television documentaries.
Janet Denton Cordell has won hundreds of awards for her carvings and is recognized as a master woodcarver by the state of Arkansas.

Janet has been teaching woodcarving since 1986, and in 1994 opened her own school of wood sculpture.
The Ozark Mountain School of Sculpture is currently housed in a log cabin on the family property, where the quiet, undisturbed atmosphere and close proximity to nature foster creativity.

Janet Denton-Cordell is a gifted woodworker, known for two rather different styles of carving.
Her elegant sculptures of women exhibit a fluidity of grace that is also echoed in her carvings of animals.
But her other remarkable contribution to the world of woodcarving is her revival of the production of the jointed wooden doll.
Popular from Victorian times, these dolls are especially evocative of a simpler time, when the fact that a wooden doll’s arms could bend at the elbows and knees provided endless fascination.

You may see more examples of Janet’s work on her web site:

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8 Responses to “Carved wooden sculptures by Janet Denton-Cordell”

  1. umihoney says:

    Thank you for sharing the info and the pix. They are indeed lovely and I have enjoyed looking at them

    Have a great week ahead

  2. Natasha says:

    Very nice. I think it always impressive stuff can be made from wood. I am a big fun of natural wood furniture,

  3. ridoma says:

    I like the wood work design. Amazing.. at this level, everybody like our work because of gifted talent. But soon, we don’t know what will be happen.

    Congratulations to people behind of wood work essence ! hope so i can meet gifted people, like you someday =)

  4. Mieto says:

    respect your art :-)))

  5. Great sculptures by Janet !
    I personally practice chainsaw carving almost one year, and I’m into woodcarving since 2004.

  6. Rudi says:

    With snow..wind.. -5 in Brugge …we whise you a warm cup of chocomilk my friend…and gluwein of course(hmm)…cheers artist

  7. Irwin Rosentover says:

    Janet you are still the best carver of faces I know. The women faces you helped with ten years ago at a workshop still get great comments every time I show them. Great work and thanks for sharing your talent

  8. Patt Hardesty says:

    You are a very talented carver and I dream of the day I may carve as well as you…your faces are stunning…keep the chips flying!!!♥

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