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If you want to master the art of carving in relief, this comprehensive guidebook will teach you all you need to know! Clear, in-depth instructions Step-by-step exercises How-to photographs 11 original projects Relief Carving Workshop takes you through every element of the relief carving process, from start to finish. Acclaimed carver and instructor Lora S. Irish shows you the easy way to learn, with step-by-step exercises on a practice board that introduce all of the essential cuts, contouring, and smoothing steps used in basic relief woodcarving. She reveals how easy it is to make each individual stroke, and shows how great relief carving simply involves using these same cuts over and over again. Clear, in-depth instructions and dozens of how-to photographs accompany eleven original new projects.

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Lora S Irish

Lora and her husband, Michael, work from their internet studio at ArtDesignsStudio.com for line art wood carving, pyrography, and craft patterns and their online free tutorial blogs at LSIrish.com. ArtDesignsStudio.com offers more than 2500 pattern in various subject categories, including North American Wildlife, Celtic Knots, Dragons and Mythological Beasts, Nautical and Sea Life, and many more.

Lora continues to provide new patterns, new projects, new step-by-step instructions, and new inspiration to many artists, only available on her pattern website.

Irish's free online tutorials can be found on her blog at LSIrish.com, where she shared step-by-step in-depth wood carving, pyrography, applique quilting,and scroll saw projects.

Trained as a Fine Artist at the University of Maryland, twelve of Lora Susan Irish's pure breed dog oil paintings have been published as limited edition art prints. Her art has been featured on the front covers of "Doberman Quarterly" 1991, "Samoyed Quarterly" - all four issues of 1991, and "Shetland Sheepdog Quarterly" 1991 published by Hoflin Press.

She is the author of a series of woodcarving, pyrography, and craft pattern books including the Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Relief Carving the Wood Spirit, and The Art and Crafts of Pyrography; Classic Carving Patterns published by Taunton Press, publisher of "Fine Wood Working Magazine"; and Classic Chip Carving published by Chipping Away, Inc.

L. S. Irish shared the Wood Carver of the Year - 2007 with Ed Gallenstein, editor and publisher of "Chip Chats Magazine", for her support and teaching efforts in the wood carving community.

Working from her rural mid-Maryland home studio, Lora S. Irish is currently exploring new crafts and hobbies including wire bent link jewelry, metal sheet jewelry, piece patch and applique quilting, gourd carving, gourd pyrography, and leather crafts.

You can contact Lora at her blog, LSIrish.com.

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