The Art of Carving Netsuke
This title covers the full process and all techniques needed to create superb, miniature carvings reflecting Japanese tradition. The sections progress from beginner and intermediate to advanced techniques, tools and projects. It includes 9 step-by-step projects with expert tips throughout. This is a new title on the intricate skill of creating Japanese Netsuke, traditionally created for practical reasons (to secure a valuables pouch to the sash of Japanese garments), yet now highly collectible works of art. Concise, step-by-step instructions are accompanied by numerous colour photographs taking the reader through a wide range of projects. "The Art of Carving Netsuke" will inspire carvers of all abilities, from the relative beginner to the experienced and dedicated carver to create their own superb, miniature carvings reflecting Japanese tradition.
- Paperback | 168 pages
- 206 x 274 x 14mm | 580.6g
- 01 Apr 2010
- Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd
- East Sussex, United Kingdom
- full colour throughout, includes photographs
About Peter Benson
Peter Benson, Chairman of the British Woodcarvers Association, runs courses for carvers of all abilities throughout the UK. He also travels to the United States to give seminars and talks and is in regular demand as a judge for carving competitions. His own work centres on miniature carvings, including fantastic Japanese netsuke. He lives in Essex, UK.