I post the largest portion of my social media content on my Instagram account @ninthwavedesigns, and several months ago I began using the hashtag #womeninwoodcarving as a standard tag for my posts. I started doing this for a few reasons, first being that I had seen the successful use of the tag #womeninwoodworking on many… Read More Women in Wood Carving
Earlier this year I completed a carving in mahogany wood of an equal-armed Celtic cross – photos of the carving process are shown in the gallery below. This project brought me back to my roots in traditional Celtic design when my creative work was exclusively painting on paper – you can see a gallery of… Read More Elemental Celtic Cross
Irish Hare pendants are back in stock in the Ninth Wave Designs Etsy store, with a limited number available for holiday delivery. See the pendants here Irish Hare Sterling Silver Pendant See the original wood carving they are based on here: Irish Hare Hand Carved Butternut Wall Hanging I wrote about the process of… Read More Shop Update: Irish Hare Pendants
Bellow are two short videos demonstrating the use of the medium sized Abegglen Detail Knife while carving in butternut wood. I used this versatile carving tool when roughing out the carving shown in the earlier post, Pearl of Great Price. This carving knife makes quick work of the butternut wood, and creates a lovely sounds… Read More Abegglen Detail Knife: Carving Demonstration Videos
Carved from butternut wood, the design for this piece is from a small drawing I did a number of years ago of my dog, named Pearl. The title of this blog post, which is also the title of the carving, comes from a familiar parable about a merchant seeking to buy pearls: “Who, when he… Read More Pearl of Great Price
I created three videos to demonstrate the carving and painting process involved in the making of the Leaping Fox carving study. These brief videos show the tools and process I used to created this small carving. This is a follow-up to my earlier post – you can see more photos and information about this project… Read More Leaping Fox Carving Study: Demonstration Videos
Earlier this summer I completed a small carving as a study for a larger project I hope to work on sometime over the winter – a red fox captured mid-leap, about to pounce on its prey. I created this smaller version as a way to test the idea I had for the painted finish –… Read More Leaping Fox Carving Study
I have some of my woodcarving work on display again this year at the Annual Craftmen’s Fair at the Mount Sunapee Resort, sponsored by of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. The Fair opens on Saturday, August 5th and runs through Sunday, August 13th. As part of the Fair, a special exhibit is being held… Read More Living With Craft 2017
It feels so good to have this done and mounted in its frame. It is ready to be delivered tomorrow and it will join its friends by the end of the week when it gets hung in its permanent home. Then there will be one less empty space on the wall that needs filling!
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Celebrating the first International Day of Celtic Art with this #regram of one of my more traditional Celtic Art wood carvings, the Tree of Life Celtic Cross.
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