Wood Summer Session 5
Miriam Carpenter and Melissa Engler
The Nature of Carving
Students in this workshop will take a journey through designing, carving, and embellishing functional pieces and/or objects d’art that are grounded in the environment and personal meaning. We’ll explore the natural world and observe pattern, structure, texture, and color as a foundation for design. Students will gain a deeper understanding of wood—the idiosyncrasies and potential of various species—through hand-carving, shaping, rotary carving, textural pyrography, acrylic and milk paints, and glazing techniques. All levels.
Miriam: studio artist; teaching: adjunct professor at Messiah University (PA), resident teacher at State University of New York-Purchase; residencies: Center for Art in Wood (PA), Windgrove (Australia); exhibitions: Michener Museum (PA), Wharton Esherick Museum (PA), Fuller Craft Museum (MA); representation: Moderne Gallery (PA).
Melissa: studio artist; teaching: Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), Appalachian Center for Craft (TN), Marc Adams School of Woodworking (IN); exhibitions: Center for Art in Wood (PA), Messler Gallery (ME), Moss Arts Center (VA); publications: American Craft, Carolina Home + Garden, Woodwork.