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Wood Carved Sculpture By Meticulous European Artisans

Our craftsmen are skilled, trained sculptors that will flawlessly execute the most intricate of sculptures, works of art, furniture or architectural woodwork. We can recreate high Baroque, Italian Renaissance, Rococo, or Modern styles, or anything in between. For one off works, and intricate requirements, we can fabricate what a CNC carver cannot do, with intricate details not machine reproducible. A CNC is usually uneconomical for small quantity production. For larger scale projects, we can carve using hybrid techniques of CNC and hand carving, to suit your budget. We have carved 50' long Church screens of 6" thick solid white oak with various Gothic motifs, including quatrefoils, arches, crockets, and rosettes- we handle small and large projects effectively.


MODERN SCULPTURE

LOVESEAT

Laying up the wood prior to carving Roughing in the shape, hand-carved

This furniture is carved after laying up kiln dried boards of wood, all parallel to one another, for balanced behavior under changes in humidity. A solid log would crack and check as it dries, and not be stable.

Roughing in the shape by hand. Some sculptors do this with chain saws or CNC's but our work is generally hand carved. A mallet of solid oak or ipe won't last more than a day or two when carving is large scale like this


Loveseat Loveseat

The upper seat formed, base remaining to be shaped

Base carved, ready for sanding

 

 


Loveseat  

With a shellac finish, the beauty of this solid walnut bench shines through



Our artisans understand the language of classical architecture, so you can easily express the design concept desired. We create European heraldic and family crests, Gothic or medieval or Greek capitals, fluted or reeded columns of any Order, or furniture of any period with applied or bas relief carved. Olek works in any wood, from the hardest ebony, white oak, cherry, mahogany and walnut, and of course the traditional lime wood.

 

We apply any decorative finish desired, from 24 kt. gold by oil or water gilding and burnishing, or wax, varnish, or polychrome paint. You can come to us with your rough design concept, we can complete the details in the manner you have in mind.

 


 

 

HAND CARVING


phoenix carving during phoenix carving


Can Opener - Pipe Wrench - Detail of 5' Pig Serving platter

 

Can Opener Can Opener

Sketching and calculating proportions is done prior to carving. The sole model for this was a 3" x 5" photo print. The artists' highly educated imagination completes the details

Careful planning and design allows efficient, flawless execution of this oversize realistic sculpture

 

 


Can Opener Can Opener

The details even include the punched edge profile of the gripping wheel, and sharp profile of the cutting edge

You know this would work with a large enough can



Can Opener Pipe Wrench

5' Serving platter

Solid walnut carved pipe wrench with knurled ring and helical adjustment- identical in every respect to a functioning wrench



Chinese style carving during Chinese style carving after


 

 



Chinese style dragon carving during Chinese style dragon carving after


Chinese style dragon carving after restoration Chinese style dragon carving after restoration and paint


carved strait newly decorated carved strait during restoration


carved strait after restoration
 

 

Hand Carving Replication Gallery


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