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Carving and the World of Hardwoods

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Carving and the World of Hardwoods
Monica Setziol-Phillips
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$290 plus $25 Materials Fee
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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Workshop Overview

In this process-oriented carving class, students will explore a selection of woods and tools. Focus will be on gaining a feel for the wood and what it can and cannot do and the use of several different gouges, with and without a mallet. We will experiment with a variety of woods before selecting a hardwood board from which to carve a tray or small wall piece. Depending on a student’s individual pace, each can complete at least one piece. Independent work with continuing students can be arranged.

There is an optional post-class tour of Monica’s studio in Sheridan, Oregon.

About the Instructor(s)

Having grown up around the sculptures of her father, Roy Setziol, it is not surprising that Monica Setziol-Phillips decided to investigate the medium. It drew her in and she has now been carving for over 35 years. The character and feel of the wood continue to excite her. Developing the relationship between tool, wood, and imagination inform the work. She looks forward to sharing what she has learned with her students, and feels she learns from them as well. Her own work is mostly abstract, as she understands that approach best and finds it most meaningful.

Materials List: Students Bring


• #3\" gouge 1\" wide

• #5 or #6 gouge 1/2\" wide

• Pencil or sharpie

• Ruler

• Mallet (if you have one)

• Paper


• If you happen to have a piece of hardwood, bring it and we'll see if it will work for the class, but it is not necessary to buy wood.

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Wood for carving one introductory piece plus one other

• A variety of tools students may borrow as well as mallets Japanese hand saws, bench dogs to secure wood

• Bench brushes

• Some power tools

• Oil for finished works

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