Come and hand carve a beautiful wooden bowl with Carol. You’ll begin with a block of exquisite Australian timber and work through all the processes to create an object that is both useful and sculptural.

We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Design
  • Timber selection
  • Tool choice and maintenance
  • Carving techniques including texturing
  • Finishing, including traditional polishing as well as milk paint and charring
  • All tools and materials supplied

Everyone is welcome to join this class, no experience is necessary.

Please wear covered shoes and bring a notepad and pencil.

For more information, you can call Carol on 0403887715.

“Carol is one of Australia’s top teachers in the fine ancient craft of wood carving” – Richard Cole


Carol Russell is a self-taught woodworker who has been making pieces for most of her adult life, She began in 1987 with small furniture projects and antique restoration, spending time in workshops and gleaning what she could from craftspeople who were prepared to share their knowledge. She spent several years on small commission projects, exhibiting her work in galleries in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney.

Carol became interested in teaching the craft herself. In 1997 she began teaching woodwork at Carbatec, a supplier of woodworking tools in Brisbane, where she was employed to create a woodworking school. The Australian Wood Review have published several of her articles on tools and woodworking techniques. She works full time teaching and creating unique pieces of tableware and small sculptural pieces from Australia’s forest timbers.

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