You will learn how to maintain these tools while transforming a piece of local timber into a 3D carving. Alongside this you will gain a deeper understanding of wood as a living material, while getting to know the properties and characteristics of different species.
The course includes:
- Information and knowledge regarding types of grain, heartwood, sapwood as well as sourcing, drying and treating processes.
- Discussion of a wide selection of contemporary and ancient carving examples.
- Guidance on tool maintenance and sharpening.
This course would be of interest to beginners and advanced carvers with a curiosity about trees, woodwork and hands-on carving techniques.
* Please note that this course will take place outdoors and can be a physically demanding course for your body, potentially resulting in blisters and sore muscles. The course is set up with warm up exercises and varied explorations to support a mindful relationship to your body and to keep it fun whatever direction it takes.
Teresa Hunyadi is a wood sculptor with a strong emphasis on sustainability. She studied wood carving at Universities in Austria and Japan and teaches at Universities in Scotland and The Netherlands. Her work includes representational and abstract elements, predominantly created with hand tools in wood, valuing each piece for its own character as a living material.
We intend for ESW to be as accessible as possible, further information on access and information on how to get here can be found by following this link https://edinburghsculpture.org/visiting/ . If you have any questions, requirements or suggestions please get in touch with us as we would like to support you to visit.