Monday, May 4, 2015


This is a pretty simple and clear video as to how to transfer a photo to wood...enjoy!
click here  Also check this out CLICK HERE (more detail)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Carved from the Desert

Mesquite vase by Philip Moulthrop, 2014.

A family of artistic woodworkers from Georgia turns its attention to Sonoran trees and cactuses for a new exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Joe Cella In The Florida Keys

By Bill Russo

I remembered reading about the Joe Cella Award presented to an
outstanding wood carver by the LIWCA. I saw Joe's  name on a ribbon at an
art show at the Key Largo Public Library. He must have done some good
things down here as both a wood carver and as a good person. An artist
had painted an ostrich egg with scenes from the Keys and was awarded a
prize. I then went into the library itself because there was a wood egret
done by him.
Pictures are attached. I thought you might enjoy seeing
these. Bill

Joe Cella was a well-known and well-liked artist who specialized in woodcarvings of birds in nature.  He was born in Long Island, New York in a home that his grandfather built.  He became an apprentice for a furniture maker when he was a teenager. Then he attended college and later taught shop and wood working to high school students. Joe was a member of The Long Island Woodcarvers Association for many years.
 He retired to the Florida Keys continuing his love of art with full time carving of birds found in our natural surroundings.  He was nationally known for his art; most known for staining each piece carefully so that the natural wood grain could show through. Joe was a wonderful gentleman as well as an outstanding artisan. You may view one of his "birds" which is on permanent display at the Key Largo Library.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Meeting Dates for th Year


 Carving Mtg                                                 Open Carving

April       14 Tuesday                                      22 Wednesday
May        12 Tuesday                                      20 Wednesday
June         9 Tuesday                                        17 Wednesday

SUMMER BREAK----------------------------------------------------- 

Sept        8 Tuesday                                        16 Wednesday
Oct         13 Tuesday                                      21 Wednesday
Nov         10  Tuesday                                     18 Wednesday
Dec          8 Tuesday                                        16 Wednesday

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy New Year.....!

Basswood Carving Block - 1.75" x 1.75" x 10"This blank block of wood symbolizes the beginning of a new year filled with unknown possibilities.  Every carving project begins in a new block of wood that awaits the carver’s tools of inspiration, creative ideas and ability to try. ...HAPPY NEW YEAR! to all...  Ed