"Driftwood Sculpture From Finding to Fine Finishing"
By Patricia Bartlett
If you want to learn to look at a piece of raw earthbound wood and visualize the form that is waiting
to be revealed, then this is the book for you. In it you will find detailed information on transforming driftwood to
be found along mountainsides, riverbeds, beaches and even in pet stores into superb works of art.
book is packed with tips and techniques for wood carvers. There are more than 100 colored photographs showing before and after
carvings. You'll read of the tools you will need and where to get them from an appendix listing FREE resources and catalogue
The author reveals how to "read wood" and see beyond surfaces of wood in order to capture the living
form of wildfowl, animals and characterizations. One learns how to calculate the height for a support and width of a base
in relationship to ones completed sculpture. And most of all how to bring to completion these three critical components
of a well-designed sculpture:
(1)- its base,
(2)- its support and
(3)- the sculpture itself.
Patricia Bartlett brings to this book a lifetime of teaching experience. She holds
a Master of Arts degree from San Francisco State University with teaching credentials in Fine Arts and Arts and Crafts. Ms.
Bartlett shares a beachfront studio with her sister/artist, Margaret Lawrence a fellow wood artisan whose award-winning sculptures
may also be seen throughout this book.
Ms. Bartlett is a member of the Pacific Northwest Wood Artisans, the International
Wildfowl Carvers Assoc. and the National Wood Carvers Assoc. Her name appears in the American Folk Artists Registry.