Ian Norbury : Carve By Numbers

ian norbury carve by numbers

This weekend I attended Ian Norbury’s Carve by Numbers class at American Woodcarving School in Wayne NJ, the first stop of Ian’s 2013 tour. Ian and his wife Betty are a delight. Ian is a gifted teacher and observing his carving expertise is a pleasure. His talent is obvious and Ian shares his knowledge unprotected and with cheerful enthusiasm.

It is a surreal retreat to set aside three full days to carve beside a legend. It’s not often I have the time or the energy to focus on nonstop carving. At the end of the weekend I nearly completed my Female Head and returned home inspired and driven to carve more. Both Ian and Betty are warm, welcome and a lot of fun. I hope our paths will cross again someday.

A time-lapse video of me carving this piece is available on my site.

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