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.



Check Out Our Gallery of Woodcarvings!

What's New With Us ?

Check out our Valentine Collection!  Hot off the workbench! Just click on the face book link, at the bottom of this page. (you don't need a fb account to view it)   Heart carvings by Jim Stadtlander, and heart necklaces, beaded by Diane Harto.

Choose one for your sweetie!


Congratulations go out to Mary Malek of Streetsboro, who won our annual free raffle!  See her picture and the prize she won on the Gallery Events page. 

   The fun never stops at Woodcarved Art Gallery & Studio!


May 1 through June 7 , 2015  our carvings were on display at the 

Cleveland Botanical Garden!  This is quite an honor for us!   The exhibition was really a great experience and we enjoyed the botanical atmosphere. 


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

     We had a great time back in January of 2014, when we did 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 was a really fun week for us and for the kids at Timmons Elementary.  


   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.





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!


Check out our video interview with Wild Ohio Magazine!
Click on this link:

  We would also like to announce that Diane Harto is the FEATURED ARTIST in the fall, 2012  issue of Wild Ohio Magazine!
New Book of Carving Patterns, by Diane Harto,  see class schedule page


     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!



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


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

       or 2881 Frost Rd., Mantua, OH. 44255 

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