Report from our Recent Carving Workshop

Bone or Soft Stone Carving Workshop –┬áSaturday 21st and Sunday July 22nd.

Eight members attended the free July Carving weekend provided by the G&L Council as part of its education program.

Nelson Robertson was again our instructor and he was joined by Kathy Selwood for one day. Kathy is a fantastic carver and instructor from the Orange Lapidary Club and was gaining some first-hand experience on how Nelson runs his bone carving courses. She had a magnificent 25cm tall pink/white marble carving of an eagle fighting a snake. She has been working on it for two years and is now up to the final polishing stage. Truly beautiful.

Our members again produced some great bone carvings and even branched out into some inlay, scrimshaw, soft stone, and intaglio pieces (photo below).

It was a great course and we are grateful to the G&L Council for this type of initiative to offer Clubs the opportunity to improve and expand their skills and techniques.