By Ralph Terry

When the word carving comes to mind what do you visualize?  Would it be a branch cleaned of its bark to be used for a walking stick or a finally detailed bust of a person. You might have seen a carving of a bird or animal or a fancy cane or willow tree bark carved into a castle.

Carving can include many figures, designs or shapes. There is someone out there that is an expert or a novice carver that enjoys passing time with the hobby of carving.  Carvers are always willing to share their carving expertise.

If you have ever desired to pick up a knife and whittle on a piece of wood but didn’t know how to get started, you can join a carving club in Tucson called South West Wood Carvers.

Their objectives are:

  1. To assist members in receiving recognition for their form of art.
  2. To promote exhibits of their art.
  3. Offer assistance to those who wish to learn various methods of wood carving

If you are interested in learning the art of carving you can contact Southwest Wood Carvers on line at www.swwoodcarvers.org or Ralph Terry at toterrys@msn.com

Both men and women participate in the  Southwest Wood Carvers Club.

Some examples of the different types of carving are:

Animal Painted

Animal Painted

 

Chip Carving

Chip Carving

Comical

Comical

Free Form chip

Free Form Chip

Tree Bark

Tree Bark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Burning

Wood Burning

Comical Bust

Comical Bust