Master woodcarver and sculptor Mike Kapetan will demonstrate the properties of wood as they relate to carving. He will demonstrate techniques for sharpening carving tools to razor-edge keenness, and he will demonstrate basic techniques of carving wood.
Mike Kapetan is a sculptor with more than forty years of professional experience. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from Harvard and an MFA in sculpture from the University of Michigan. He works in a variety of media. He has created liturgical images and artifacts for more than fifty faith communities including all Christian denominations, a synagogue, and a Buddhist Temple. He also creates abstract art, and he designs sundials. He has developed special skills as a self-taught woodcarver.
If you have a tool that you would like advice on sharpening, please bring it and, time permitting, Mike will be happy to look at it at the end of today’s session.
This presentation is free to Maker Works members and $5 for non-members.