Carving Small Characters in Wood

Carving Small Characters in Wood

Instructions & Patterns for Compact Projects with Personality

Jack Price


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Making tedious wood carving techniques more approachable, Carving Small Characters in Wood offers simple methods in a smaller format to carve compact caricatures with personality. With step-by-step directions and photography, you’ll be able to learn and appreciate this form of miniature character wood carving. Starting off with basic lessons on carving the body and face then progressing into greater challenges like creating ears, hairstyles, and grimaces, author and renowned caricature woodcarver Jack Price is the leading voice to learn from on how to carve small statuettes! A well-respected carver, Price is also the author of the popular books Carving Compact Characters and 50 Character Patterns for Woodcarvers. Beginning his career in 1975, he has been specializing in compact figures since 1978, with most of his work ranging from 2-3 inches in height.


Jack Price:

Jack Price, author of Carving Compact Characters and 50 Character Patterns for Woodcarvers, is a retired Texas public school administrator living in Cleburne, Texas. He began carving in 1975 and has specialized in compact figures since 1978. Jack definitely doesn't believe that "bigger is better," as most of his carvings are only 2-3 inches in height. As he travels to display his carving talents, Jack is more than willing to share his carving knowledge with others. Jack is a founding member of CCA. He also belongs to several woodcarving groups and is past-president of the Texas Woodcarvers Guild.