Two Days of Carving Joy! Carve a Wooden Boat Sculpture or Dogs and Cats in the Flat Plane Style.

Explore the gentle, meditative art of wood carving. The emphasis of this class is to learn to create a three-dimensional sculpture hand-held using simple hand tools.

This weekend is designed to give you a choice of project. Carol Russell is known for her little gestural animal sculptures and her whimsical boats. You can choose what you’d like to make.

You’ll design your project with Carol at the beginning of the class and then over the two days Carol will work through the process with you and help you find your style.

The class will cover:

  • Timber Selection
  • Design
  • Sharpening
  • Tools
  • Carving Techniques
  • Finishing

No previous experience is necessary. Please bring an apron if you have one. All tools and materials are supplied, however, if you have tools you’d like to bring along please do.

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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