Artists often look for challenges in their creative work, and they experiment with many methods to enhance their abilities. While it has long been considered more of a craft than an art, wood is now a medium that has come into its own in the art world. Building beautiful pieces using the natural beauty of wood has become a popular art form, and this trend shows no signs of stopping soon. Artists, ever aware of buyer preferences, have begun to produce more pieces in this versatile medium.
Turning wood on a lathe is one of the popular ways people create art from wood, but hand carving or combining wood with other materials is also popular. Many wood pieces are objects that can be useful as well as beautiful, and this gives them added value. Each piece has its own set of attributes that make it desirable as art.
Wood carving for commercial purposes requires speed if the carver wants to turn a profit. There are small carving tools on the market today for...READ MORE
Each type of wood has its own characteristics, and these include hardness, size of grain and color. When an artist chooses to create a piece...READ MORE
Creating in any artistic medium takes knowledge of the tools and materials involved, and working in wood is no different. Rasps, gouges and saws are...READ MORE
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Putting a chunk of wood on a lathe and turning it to carve out a form is one of the most popular ways people get...READ MORE
Creating art from wood can be either simple or complex, and it depends upon the vision of the person making the piece. Someone with a...READ MORE
Whenever a wood project is done, there always seem to be small pieces left over. These can be used in a fireplace or burn pit,...READ MORE
The modern world has changed how artists work with wood, and color is one of them. Years ago, craftsmen did not have a variety of...READ MORE