Please stop by and meet our featured artist and enjoy his work.
Clarence Born started woodcarving in October of 2004 and was fortunate in immediately joining the Central Texas Woodcarvers Association; a local club whose members have been very helpful in providing advice and instruction.
The wall display features relief carvings. Each carving and its background/frame is a single, solid piece of wood. The flowers or scenes are produced by relieving or carving wood away and sometimes using a woodburning iron to create detail. The paint used is acrylic and each piece is protected by a clear lacquer spray sealer.
The glass display case features some relief carvings but mostly small figures and objects such as minature trains and numerous animals. These are carved in the round. Except for the mice tails and the flower, each of these is also a single piece of wood. Also displayed are some of the carving tools used by the artist. Most are commercial products, but I made a few of the knives from detachable-blade barbersâ€™ shears and various types of wood.
"Invariably, whenever I show a carving someone will ask, â€śHow long did that take?â€ť Usually, I can truthfully say, â€śI have no idea.â€ť I carve for fun and donâ€™t pay a lot of attention to the time involved."
Visit the Association's website or you may contact the artist directly at firstname.lastname@example.org