The Carving Shed

Welcome to my "Carving Shed". This is where I write about my process, from sourcing the wood to creating my art to finding a loving home for my creations.

Out of the Woods. Woodworkers along the Salish Sea A breathtaking art book profiling twenty-six wood carvers, sculptors, and artisans who draw inspiration from the natural beauty of the Salish Sea.

Book Launch: Save the Date!

By Phoebe Dunbar | October 4, 2018

Since early August, we have been supporting Heritage House Publishers in planning the promotion for the release of our woodworkers…

Dusting off for the Colder Season

Dusting off for the Colder Season

By Phoebe Dunbar | October 4, 2018

It is early October – and I am taking stock now of the wood inventory for fall and winter carving.…

In Time for the Salmon Run

In Time for the Salmon Run…

By Phoebe Dunbar | September 12, 2018

My workshop has been busy making up handsome carving boards of yew and spalted maple for Foggy Mountain Forge.  The…

Cedar Thank-You Boxes

Cedar Thank-You Boxes

By Phoebe Dunbar | September 12, 2018

It’s the middle of September – with the welcoming of cooler weather, it is now possible to put more hours…

Out Of The Woods

Out Of The Woods

By Phoebe Dunbar | August 7, 2018

Currently I am carving some wooden boxes for the upcoming book launch in November. . . : OUT of the…

Summer in the Carving Shed

Summer in the Carving Shed

By Phoebe Dunbar | August 6, 2018

It’s been a wonderful sunny summer here in Sooke, with lots of outdoor activities, family visits, and gardening to keep…

Spring Carvings

Spring Carvings

By Phoebe Dunbar | June 1, 2018

It’s early June, and I have not spent much time in the carving shed since mid-April as I injured my…

Menagerie of Old Wood Creatures

Menagerie of Old Wood Creatures

By Phoebe Dunbar | April 8, 2018

Love working on some new sculptures for upcoming art show submissions . . . I have finished one old red…

Say Good-Bye to Winter!

Say Good-Bye to Winter!

By Phoebe Dunbar | March 11, 2018

Daylight saving time is here and next week the third Ides of March is upon us, followed by the equinox.…

PhoebeWood - Functional Burl Art by Phoebe Dunbar

The Return of the Salmon

By Phoebe Dunbar | September 27, 2019

September’s end is drawing near! With recent rain showers and the equinox earlier in the week more time is being…

Mini Phoebe by Linda Teneycke

My Mini-Me

By Phoebe Dunbar | August 29, 2019

My friend and fellow wood-worker Linda Teneycke gave me this sculpture. Isn’t it wonderful? Love that it came with a…

A Fusion of Wood and Metal

A Fusion of Wood and Metal

By Phoebe Dunbar | July 23, 2019

In 2018, I started to work with Foggy Mountain Forge to create designs that combine forge art with wood art. I love…

"Reverence For Wood" Art Demo

“Reverence For Wood” Art Demo

By Phoebe Dunbar | July 18, 2019

I will be performing an artist demo at the Sooke Fine Arts Show! Save the date if you want to…

PhoebeWood Summer Update

PhoebeWood Summer Update

By Phoebe Dunbar | July 17, 2019

June was a busy month creating wood work for two galleries/gift shops and the wood work sale for the Sooke…

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