Woodcarving & Tool Sharpening Demo

by Mike Kapetan

February 24 1pm-3pm

Master woodcarver and sculptor Mike Kapetan will demonstrate the properties of wood as they relate to carving. He will demonstrate techniques for sharpening carving tools to razor-edge keenness, and he will demonstrate basic techniques of carving wood.

Mike Kapetan is a sculptor with more than forty years of professional experience. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from Harvard and an MFA in sculpture from the University of Michigan. He works in a variety of media. He has created liturgical images and artifacts for more than fifty faith communities including all Christian denominations, a synagogue, and a Buddhist Temple. He also creates abstract art, and he designs sundials. He has developed special skills as a self-taught woodcarver.

If you have a tool that you would like advice on sharpening, please bring it and, time permitting, Mike will be happy to look at it at the end of today’s session.