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Lunch and Learn: Traditional European Woodcarving with Mary May

Aired on Fri, Mar 5 at 12:00pm

Lunch and Learn: Traditional European Woodcarving with Mary May

Friday, March 5, Noon CT

Join prolific instructor Mary May for a presentation from her studio. She’ll cover the basics-- her tools and techniques, as well as a bit of sharpening.   

European trained woodcarver, Mary May, has been carving for over 30 years and currently works out of her studio in Charleston, South Carolina, specializing in traditional, classical woodcarving. She takes on carving commissions from furniture makers, designers, and architects as well as creates her own designs. Mary teaches woodcarving at a variety of schools throughout the US and Europe and has her own online, video-based carving school - She recently completed her first book, Carving the Acanthus Leaf (published through Lost Art Press), and has written articles for Popular Woodworking, Fine Woodworking, Woodcarving Illustrated, and the Society of American Period Furniture Makers. Mary has also appeared as a guest on Roy Underhill's PBS Show, The Woodwright's Shop four times. Her desire in all that she shares is to help keep this beautiful and traditional art alive and vibrant.  

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