Chinese marquetry from Canada

| December 31, 2009

These marquetry paintings are made by Aikang Chen . She was born in Yan’an Province, China. As a young girl she was accepted to the high school affiliated with the elite Central Academy in Beijing, then entered the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now the China Academy of Art) in Hangzhou in 1965. When universities […]

Wooden sculptures from Canada

| December 30, 2009

These sculptures are carved by Elmer Gunderson from Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. Elmer has said about his art: “There is so much in a face: the life one has led, or the possibilities of a life yet to come. I strive with each carving to capture not only the personalities but their experiences of […]

Wood carvings from Colorado, USA

| December 26, 2009

These wood sculptures are carved by J. Christopher White from Loveland, Colorado, USA. J. Christopher White is a unique combination of sculptor and poet and certainly a grate woodworker. On the right is Christopher with his sculpture “Rushing Wind” which depicts the first nine notes of Beethoven’s ninth symphony, “Ode To Joy”. On his website […]

Furniture and wood art from Germany

| December 25, 2009

These magnificent creations of art are made by Paul Krenz from Niederkassel – Rheidt, Germany. He was born and raised in USSR. Or, as he himself said: “ It was granted to me by the will of the almighty to come in this world on the 13th of March in the year 1948. ” In […]

Woodwork humour

| December 24, 2009

You know you’re a woodworker if/when: 1. everyone who buys you presents carefully chooses only things you could not make in your shop. 2. no one gift you tools, because they think you must have at least one of everything you could possibly need—but you don’t. 3. You haven’t bought a tool in the last […]