Carving Clowns with Tom Wolfe
by Tom Wolfe

Softcover
215 x 280mm
64pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$19.90

ISBN 0-88740-897-4

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Extract from back cover of book:

For caricature carvers clowns are the ideal subject. They give the carver a limitless variety of faces and situations to create. The only boundaries are the carver's ability and imagination, and the realities of the human form. Like all of us, clowns are complex figures, happy and sad, comic and tragic, all at the same time. Because they capture both sides of us, the clown has been a powerful figure through many years of human history.

One clown is carved from beginning to end (shown below), with each step illustrated to help the carver. Most of the figures are in various comic settings and the gallery has several different clowns in various situations. Also included is a brief section on carving the letters used to label the pieces.

This book promises hours of enjoyment and challenge for woodcarvers of all abilities.

About the Author: Tom Wolfe is a native of West Virginia who lives and works at his Mountain Meadow Studio in West Jefferson, North Carolina. He began carving at the age of twelve and has become one of America's most recognized and respected carvers. The author of seventeen books for carvers, he has helped thousands of people develop their skills.

Photos: Colour

Contents

Introduction

The Project Pattern

Carving the Clown

Painting the Clown

A Quick Lesson in Lettering

The Gallery and Patterns