Thursday, April 11, 2019

Giles Newman Transforms Fallen Wood Into Carved Masterpieces

Giles Newman was originally trained as a photographer and a graphic designer who carved into wind fallen wood in his spare time while staying in the woodland of North Wales. He carves one-of-kind spoons, jewelry and sculptures with incredible detail. It took him only 12 months before he turned his full focus to wood carving.

He does not make use of any powered tools to carve his pieces, he works with basic hand tools and centuries-old sculpting techniques. It takes him endless number of hours that vary based on the level of difficulty of the piece. For example, he spent over 550 hours to carve the Barn Owl  spoon (on the top) and in the process sacrificed 6 knives, oak is extraordinarily tough material to carve in. He conducts group workshops and one-to-one tuition, for more information please visit his website.