Free Shipping on Orders of $30 or More

Learn more
0 Cart Menu

Beginner Relief Carving


Cavo-relievo, or sunk-relief enclosed carving, is seen in the stone carvings of tombs, obelisks and other monuments of ancient Egypt. For woodcarvers, this technique involves the least amount of wood removal for the greatest relief effect, making it ideal for furniture work when the depth of wood is limited. In this comprehensive overview of relief carving, you will learn proper tool use and basic techniques. You will transfer a pattern onto basswood and learn how to use a carving knife as well as gouges, skew knives and detail knives. All tools and materials provided.

$120.00

Instructor Bio

Jennifer Marlow discovered her woodcarving skills on the island of Nantucket, where she was drawn by Nathaniel Philbrick's book In the Heart of the Sea. Her first sculptures, made alongside Master Carvers Paul McCarthy and Billy Rowe, were of the whales that played an integral part in both the book and the region's survival. Returning to her native Nova Scotia, Jennifer established her own workshop. In 2005, she was invited back to Nantucket to join McCarthy in the project Going on the Whale, an exterior 10' hand-carved whaling scene that welcomes visitors to the Nantucket Whaling Museum. Her work made the cover and was featured in the British Woodcarvers Association's publication, The Woodcarvers Gazette. Jennifer participates regularly in exhibitions and enjoys working collaboratively with her peers. She is currently represented in Nova Scotian and Nantucket galleries and has commissioned work in the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, Japan, Eurasia and throughout North America. She holds a BA in Music from Dalhousie University.

Registration Requirements

Seating is Limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment. Unless otherwise stated, previous experience is not required to participate in seminars and attendees should be 16 years old or older. Seminar tickets are not available online.

Tools & Materials

All tools and materials will be supplied.

Food & Drink

Beverages are provided at our seminars and a light sandwich lunch is provided at all-day events. Please discuss any special dietary needs with the staff at time of registration. In an effort to reduce waste, we encourage you to bring in your own coffee mug and/or refillable water bottle.

What to Wear

We require that you wear closed shoes (e.g. running shoes) to all seminars.

Pricing, Cancellation & Rescheduling

  • Prices are subject to HST.
  • 48 hours notice required for cancellation refunds.
  • We reserve the right to reschedule seminars.

Share On Facebook Share via Email

NAME YOUR WISH LIST

Sign In

User Name is a required field.

Password is a required field.

Forgot password? Forgot Username?

Benefits of creating an account:

Create an account

Please enter the username associated with your Lee Valley account and we will send you an email to reset your password.

Please enter the email address associated with your Lee Valley account and we will send you an email with your username.