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Chip Carving with Geoff Korver

Chip Carving with Geoff Korver

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  • Thu 15 Jan ’15, 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 16 Jan ’15, 9:00am – 4:30pm


Centre for Fine Woodworking, 465 Wakapuaka Rd, Wakapuaka, Nelson Show map


All Ages

Chip carving is a traditional folk- art style from northern Europe. Also known as Fresian carving it was generally used to decorate household items.

In Victorian times it became a fashionable ladies pastime, and even now, new variations of this traditional; technique are appearing.

The design principles and tool are very simple for chip carving, making it quite easy to get set up. However, as with many apparently simple things, there s a certain amount of technique required to do a good job.

The class will spend the first day on design, tools, equipment and basic techniques.

On the second day, we will work on a project that can largely be completed in one day.

In addition the class will cover the requirements for tools and equipment so that students can continue with chip carving on their own.

Geoff Korver is based in Christchurch and has been a woodcarver for more than 40 years, specialising in traditional forms, especially incised lettering and relief carving.

As an artist he has worked mainly on private commissions and exhibitions, and is currently making the transition to a full time artist. Geoff Korver is an active member of the Canterbury Guild of Woodworkers, as a carver and tutor.

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