Don't miss the talk by Master carver IDA BAGUS ANOM SURYAWAN. (http://www.balimaskmaking.com/about/) JULY 1 7-9 PM at my studio. The suggested artist donation is $20. I know I go on and on about this but really folks, this man is magical and you will learn so much.
Here is this last weeks outdoor set up. I rigged up for some shade and the new wood top made a great work surface once I got it off of the truck.
Some of the campers carved the name tags. i don't know how many name tags were make but at least 50. Big project.
David of course did the grapes and leaves but for his second project worked on a carving sampler with letter carving, shell, and texture samples.
Sandee carved a walking stick for her second project. Here she is making used of two crossed tree trunks to hold her staff for rounding with the spoke shave.
A close up of the top of Sandee's walking stick.
The first part of my week was to help folks to carve or stamp a name tag. Sharon used punches and markers to come up with a really fun and memorable name tag.
Here is a view of my accommodations. The mosquito net worked great up until the last night.
Sandra worked on an Inuit inspired bear carved from Jelutong. The pink buckets contained some woodblocks for printing fabric carved by Doreen. They were soaking in mineral oil to protect them from the ink. They were carved from end grain maple and Doreen was able to get some fine detail.
Here is our group at the group show on the final day. I have to say it was a lot of work but the carvers were fabulous and the atmosphere wonderful. Great Fun!