Bark Carving

All Levels
July 10 - July 14, 2023

Wood might get more attention, but bark can also be an excellent carving material. Relatively soft and fragile, bark responds better to strategy and patience than to force; it’s great for carvers with lower hand strength and those looking to improve sculpting skills. In this class we’ll carve cottonwood bark, using natural forms such as leaves and seeds as our models. Learn to choose and stabilize your material, layout and rough your form, and use sharp tools to leave a satisfying surface.

Meet the Instructor

Julia Harrison

Carving has been at the heart of Julia Harrison’s creative practice for more than twenty years. She constantly seeks out new carving-related skills and knowledge, most recently studying with Brasstown and Cherokee carvers as a participant in the John C. Campbell Folk School Traditional Craft Mentorship program, and using a World Wood Day Foundation Research…


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