Sharing Art
Western Reserve Public Media

Wood Carving, Wood Sculpture

Sam Clow creates painted wood carvings of birds. He is shown creating a bird from scratch by studying pictures, making a pattern, then using a band saw to cut the rough shape. He uses small handheld grinders to carve the feathers, other features, and to add texture. Once the carving is completed, he uses acrylic paints to complete the birds.

Bob Alexander uses wood to create all kinds of art objects. He demonstrates the steps in making an outdoor wooden weather vane. He starts with sketches and then makes full-size plans. The wood pieces are cut out, glued together, textured using wood gouges, and painted.