Grinling Gibbons Style -26

Hi, I'm Alexander Grabovetskiy.

This page is for MEMBERS of a School of Woodcarving.

I would love to see you as a student.

Let me help you with Mastering Wood Carving Skills. Learn Old world wood carving skills and techniques through online video lessons. You are going to learn the ways of how Master Wood Carvers work, develop 3D thinking for Wood Carving and perfect your Tool sharpening and maintenance.


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I love how a very sharp chisel will lead the eye to the chatoyance in the wood….beautiful.

a video series on repairing mistakes would be very helpful. (Carving mistakes,design mistakes,layout mistakes…ext.) From a simple (drop of Glue) repair to (removal of wood and re-lamination of new wood into critical area ) to (scrap the design it wont work ) to ( how to achieve the desired carving on limited tools)….i personally would like to see a short video shop tour.

admin (Administrator) May 2, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Will do!

I’ve had those moments when the chip I wanted to keep flies off, and I find myself looking at it, down there on the floor, wondering if I should try to glue it back on or just forget about it and do a bit of re-design.

Depending on the circumstances, I’ve done both.

The way you blend the styles – Roccoco, Baroque, and Gibbons – is effortless on the eyes. I’m learning a lot from watching you and following how you approach the artistic side of carving.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) May 7, 2017 at 9:19 pm

Thank you Autumn.

I am facsinated w/ your style and your ability to start w/ say one volute and then turn it into more than one and, w/ the surrounding wood carve in several more designs that enhance the first! My weakness is in design and watching your video lesson on a typical Grabovetskiy design really helps me, especially if you add flowers to it. This week I was invited to give a show of my carvings for 7 weeks begining Jan. 30, 2020. I would love by then to have worked up a couple of pieces based upon your techniques. So, more lessons in Grabovetskiy, please!

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