Friday, April 11, 2014

Crosses by Jody Webb


I received some questions about the crosses with floral decorations on my table at the North Texas Wood Carvers show this year. These were carved by Jody Webb who was sharing the table with me that weekend.


Following are some close up photos of Jody's work:



As a bonus, here is a clock that Jody carved.



Please let me know if you have any feedback or questions that you would like me to relay to Jody.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

North Texas Wood Carver's Guild Show 2014


This weekend I had a great time at the North Texas Wood Carver's Guild Rhapsody in Wood show. I had the opportunity see a lot of great carvings and talk to a number of talented carvers as well as up and coming carvers.


It is this time with people who share an interest in wood carving that I like best about the show. I really enjoy answering questions, demonstrating technique and learning new things.

Below are some photos I took while there. Let me know your thought on the show, especially if you were there.



This year I had the pleasure to share my table with Jody Webb. The three crosses on the right of the table are Jody's.






Whittling contest











On a final note, the show had to end early due to an unseasonal (for Texas) ice storm.

Friday, February 21, 2014

In Memory of Ludwig Kieninger

Ludwig Kieninger passed away earlier this month. I spent may years studying woodcarving with Ludwig Kieninger. Many of my current students previously studied with him as well. He was a talented and fascinating man and all who knew him will miss him.

In addition to some of the photos of Ludwig Kienger and his work on my web site,  in loving memory, I wanted to post some additional photos that I have gathered over the years.

From the Bavarian Woodcarving Studio in DeSoto, TX

A young, dapper Ludwig Kieninger

I have no idea how Danny convinced him to wear that hat.

At Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, TX