Carved furniture from Moldova

Posted By on July 18, 2010

Pulbere AnatolyThese furniture pieces are carved by Pulbere Anatoly (Пулбере Анатолий Николаевич) from Chisinau, Moldova.
He was born in 1963.
Pulbere Anatoly started carving since 2006.
By education he is architect and by soul he is wood carver.
He does not just design the whole rooms like offices and bars, but manufactures individual interior elements as well.

Pulbere Anatoly said:
“The real art of design is not how to properly select materials for interior in form and color. The real art is to strive for filling the room with cozy and warm, and this I can do.”

His works can be purchased here:  derevo-art.ru/master

Woodworks by Patrick Burke

Posted By on July 11, 2010

Patrick BurkeThese sculptures, furniture and relief carving are made by Patrick Burke from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States.
Patrick Burke became the first non-European to train in Ortisei village of about 4,000 people nestled in the Alps of northern Italy.
Ortisei is world-renowned for its rich history of professional wood sculptors — about 150 full-timers, plus hundreds of other part-timers, live and work in the village.
He trained there a full year in 2007. He trained with master wood sculptors Norbert Insam and Filip Piccolruaz.
Burke said about Ortisei:  “The whole village is pretty much artists, so it’s a beautiful place to live and work. Everyone really knows about art, because it’s built into their culture. They have a lot of pride in their tradition, their heritage and their culture. I was honored to be there learning from them.”

Burke intends to return to Italy in 2008 as a student at the prestigious The Florence Academy of Art in Florence.
Patrick Burke said: “I’ve heard people say they like my work, but I’m not anywhere near where I want to be. I’m never satisfied. I want to get better, and that’s why Florence is so important.”

Unfortunately, he does not have his own website, but he has facebook profile.
Information about Patrick Burke is taken from article by Benjamin Wideman from www.htrnews.com .

Abstract sculptures by Lawrence Schneider

Posted By on June 30, 2010

Lawrence SchneiderThese wooden sculptures are carved by Lawrence Schneider from Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA.

Lawrence Schneider became a full-time sculptor in 2005 at age 70.
Prior to this he where developing his skills of direct carving over 30 years creating wood sculptures.
He is entirely self-trained in art. He has a BS degree in engineering and an MS in systems management.

Lawrence Schneider says about his work:
“I make sculptures in either wood or bronze. Both media are interesting and fun in their own ways. Wood has much beauty and is pleasing to carve. With the wood sculptures, I do everything from start to finish, but wood requires more of my time than does bronze. Bronze conveys sculptural tradition and strength. A wonderful variety of patinas and finishes can be applied to bronze. I make the models of wood and then work with a special art foundry to cast the bronze works.”

More of his sculptures can be seen on his website :  www.lawrenceschneider.com

Lawrence Schneider`s inspiration for sculpture “Illusion” :

“Is there an ideal female figure? Some might think of the fashion model or movie celebrity. A man might favor a shapely pinup. The person who values fitness would look for a toned body. This sculpture is an exaggerated composite of them all, not a real person but an illusion. She can be, at the same time, scary and sensual. Because the figure is without substance and empty, she is literally an illusion. She is figuratively an illusion since such an “ideal” figure is unachievable by the majority of women who might aspire to have such a shape.”

Woodwork humour

Posted By on June 29, 2010

chainsaw sculpture

You know you’re a woodworker if/when:

1. You buy your wife her own tools so yours don’t leave the shop so you know they are in there someplace…

2. Your scrap dictates what project you build next.

3. The salesman from hardware store calls to see if you are OK because you haven’t been in for a couple weeks.

4. You save the first shaving from a plane you’ve just made (and write that fact on it in pencil) (and put it in a book as a bookmark).

5. the tool guys at the local home depot call you to ask advice on what tools they should buy for their personal shops.

6. You bought your wife a micro-rasp for the kitchen, secretly knowing that it would make it’s way into the shop eventually.

7. You are oblivious over oil smudges, paint splatters, and holes in all your clothes but you suddenly develop the ability to pinpoint microscopic blemishes on your finishes and gaps a microbe couldn’t pass through in your joinery.

8. You stop and realize that you spent $1000.00 in tools over the last couple years all because you didn’t want to pay 20 bucks for that plastic gizmo at Walmart.





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Marquetry and pyrography art from Germany

Posted By on June 28, 2010

Eberhard ScheihingThese marquetry and pyrography art pieces are made by Eberhard Scheihing from Lichtenwald-Hegenlohe, Germany.

From childhood Eberhard Scheihing has enjoyed to spend his free time with woodworking and his career aspiration was to learn any art or craft work which would be wood-related.
But he become a teacher of physics and mathematics.
Currently Eberhard Scheihing offers regular courses of woodwork in his school of inlays.

More of his work can be seen here: www.esche-intarsien.de