What's Here

Welcome to our website. Enjoy your visit, and please, let us know what you think!

At the Woodcarved Art Gallery, we bring our medium through every phase, from tree to art, ourselves. On our 70 acre farm, Jim manages a forest where much of our carving wood grows. He cuts the trees, (and replants), mills them into lumber and dries that lumber in a kiln or air dries larger pieces. Some, for years before selling it to other carvers or choosing just the right piece for a sculpture. Jim works in all types of wood, while Diane generally prefers basswood.   

 

   The carving at left is called "The  Iroquois" and was carved by Jim in butternut.  That's a hardwood tree which is softer to carve than walnut but has an  equally beautiful grain.  The color you see is natural.

 

The Gallery houses a wide array of wood sculptures.

While we have open hours throughout the year, the high point is always on the weekend before Thanksgiving, when we have our OPEN HOUSE EVENT.   On those two days we invite the public to view the Gallery and tour our whole facility.  This includes our CARVING SCHOOL and other wood processing buildings.  Visitors are guided around the property and are educated about our methods for creating our art.  In the CARVING SCHOOL Diane teaches a full schedule of weekly classes as well as weekend seminars.   


     The carving you see at right is a regal looking Bald Eagle landing on a tree in hopes of catching the bunny before it escapes underground.  Diane carved the eagle out of basswood and the tree out of a block of willow. It's painted with washes of acrylic still allowing some of the natural tones of the wood to show through.

When you visit us here, you should remember to enter the free raffle where you might win a free woodcarving.   Located just off Rt. 80, it's easy to find us, even if you're not a local resident!

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