July 22, 2012

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Carving Class Interview

Carving Life from erika kocourkova on Vimeo.


Hello Friends and Woodcarvers,
Ben and I just finished editing a new stop motion video of a carved wooden mask.  Please check it out.  It took 2 weeks of carving, 37,000 photos and a lot of patience.  Enjoy.

I would love for you to “Like” it and write comments on YouTube.  Pass it on to your friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social media if you would please.  I would love to have it be seen.

Also if you haven’t yet it would be great if you could “like” both my Facebook page Sheri Tharp Woodcarving as well as Sheri Tharp Woodcarving Classes

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Pumpkin Face Stop-Motion

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  We made a stop-motion pumpkin carving video with 1500 pictures. Check out this video to see how we filmed the pumpkin animation.  

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Carving a mask from a board

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I spend a lot of my time when I am not carving or teaching working in our cabinetmaking business. Several weeks ago we had purchased some 3/4 inch poplar for some paint grade cabinets that we were building. Poplar is a fairly soft wood that has an even grain and takes paint well. The sapwood […]

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Mosaic Winter: Stop Motion Animation

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This stop motion animation is made from 13,000 still photos of me carving. I have been carving wood mosaic masks for 10 years. Although animating the mask made the work take much longer, we are very pleased with the end result. Sheri Tharp is the woodcarver. http://www.sheritharp.com A big thanks to William Ben Hamilton filmed and […]

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Learning to carve faces: Resources for sculpting realistic faces

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When carving a face in wood you have to pay so much attention to carving the grain in the appropriate directions, which tools to use for the different areas, and how to remove wood smoothly. Because of those technical difficulties and the amount of time carving a full size mask or face in wood can take […]

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FACES; Masks and figurative sculpture by Sheri

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Some people are confused about the difference between the opening and my artist’s reception. I hope I can clear up any confusion. Important dates: Opening: Friday, November 5th 6-9pm My opening is taking place during an event called Oakland Art Murmur in which over 20 galleries are open for the evening. Reception: Saturday, November 13, […]

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The Next Generation of Carvers

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In the past few months in the carving studio the young carvers have been really productive. Here is some of their fabulous art work.

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A Week in the life of a carving studio: Photoshoots, Animation, and Fire Cider

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This week has been a flurry of activities working to get ready for my Studio Quercus, November 5 show.   Monday morning it was off to the the gallery on 26 street to measure and make a scale drawing of the space so I can plan the layout of my art.  I was quite surprised […]

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Brand New Site, My Art Show, and Student Lizard Art

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Welcome  to my new site. This is a place for the exchange of woodcarving information, ideas and images. I’ll be posting news from my woodcarving studio– letting you know what I’m creating and what my students are working on. I will also pass along information that will be of interest to woodcarvers. Your comments and […]

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