Welcome to Woodcarved Art

Jim Stadtlander 

For over twenty years, Jim has been intrigued by wood; the grains, the colors, the textures. He combines this with a fascination for the human face and form.    His love of wood and the beauty he sees in his subjects enables him to spend the countless hours necessary to create each piece. He feels an intimate bond takes place during the carving process. Details are important, but so is allowing the warmth and beauty of the wood to be seen. If colors are used, they are applied in such a manner as to enhance the subject and not disguise the wood's grain and characteristics. 

Diane Harto

All her life Diane has loved the look and feel of wood. With her artistic beginnings based in pen and ink drawing and trained in commercial art, it was a happy transition from flat art to the 3 dimensional challenges of wood carving.  She enjoys the whole process of studying her subject, drawing patterns in all views, and finally shaping a wood block into a life-like work of art. The many hours spent shaping, texturing and finishing a carving bring peace and serenity to her being. Her subjects frequently come from the animal kingdom favoring birds and small mammals. Her hope is to capture the spirit and essence of the wild creature.

Jim and Diane are both mainly self taught carvers.  Jim's background in the lumber business and Diane's training in marketing make their union one of great team work and success as they run their Woodcarved Art Gallery and Studios.

 

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Check Out Our Gallery of Woodcarvings!

What's New With Us ?

   

March 7 Through May 12;   Geauga Park Inspired Art, an exhibit of wood carvings by Jim Stadtlander and Diane Harto will be on display at the West Woods Center in Newbury Ohio.  This is part of the Geauga Parks District. Our carvings depict scenes and wildlife that can be seen in Geauga Parks of NE Ohio.

Opening reception to be held at the West Woods Nature Center,  on Rt 87  in Newbury, OH.       Saturday   March 8,     7 - 9 pm  

                                          (Light refreshments will be served.)

 

www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

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  We are the "ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE"  At Timmons Elemenatary School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio;

     Our newest endeavor will be in January of 2014, when we do a week-long woodcarving demonstration for the children of the Timmons Elementary School, as a part of their art program.  Timmons is a member of the Kenston Schools, in Chagrin Falls, OH.  This promises to be a really fun week for us and hopefully for the kids at Timmons Elementary.  (This event is open only to the students at Timmons School. ) 

http://wordpress.kenstonlocal.org/tes/2014/01/21/artist-in-residence/

   We have posted pictures of this event on our face book fan page, whose link is just below this line.   Remember, you don't need a face book account to see that page, if you use the link.

http://facebook.com/DianeHartoandJimStadtlandersWoodcarvedArtGallery

 

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See the article about Jim & Diane 's walking sticks in OHIO MAGAZINE'S August 2013 issue! Step in STYLE, by Jill Sell.  It talks about carving walking sticks as a form of folk art.  Great pics there!   To see it click this link!

http://www.ohiomagazine.com/Main/Articles/Step_in_Style_4816.aspx


Check out our video interview with Wild Ohio Magazine!
Click on this link:
 http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/enewspages/woodcarvingvideo/tabid/24100/Default.aspx 

  We would also like to announce that Diane Harto is the FEATURED ARTIST in the fall, 2012  issue of Wild Ohio Magazine!
 
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New Book of Carving Patterns, by Diane Harto,  see class schedule page
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     If you're interested in carving classes, take a look at the "class schedules" page where the new 2013 weekend workshops are listed. You may not become a great carver, but you will have fun! 

 

   If you'd like to see photos of the Ohio magazine article and other activity, click on this face book  link and enjoy!

http://facebook.com/DianeHartoandJimStadtlandersWoodcarvedArtGallery

 

If you'd like to contact us with comments or questions, you may use the handy e-mail form below.

 

E-mail us here!


Contact us at:  330-274-2671   or  jjsdh@roadrunner.com

       or 2881 Frost Rd., Mantua, OH. 44255 

See additional photos and instructional videos at:

http://facebook.com/DianeHartoandJimStadtlandersWoodcarvedArtGallery                                    

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