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.

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…

Sourcing Wood Locally

Sourcing Wood Locally

By Phoebe Dunbar | May 29, 2019

Sourcing wood This spring we have been salvaging felled Maple and Garry Oak over in Metchosin on private lands. Especially…

A Peek Behind the Carving Shed Door

A Peek Behind the Carving Shed Door

By Phoebe Dunbar | May 23, 2019

… what’s inside my actual carving shed?   I have taken some new photos that you might find interesting! Here’s…

Secret Garden Tour & Other Upcoming Events!

Secret Garden Tour & Other Upcoming Events!

By Phoebe Dunbar | May 21, 2019

It’s high time I updated the carving shed blog! Spring is still with us, and I have been busy carving…

BC Bestseller for 18 Consecutive Weeks...

BC Bestseller for 18 Consecutive Weeks…

By Phoebe Dunbar | February 23, 2019

Out of the Woods has been on the BC best sellers list since its release (eighteen consecutive weeks and counting…)…

REVIEW: Art of the Forest and Turbulent Sea

REVIEW: Art of the Forest and Turbulent Sea

By Grahame Ware | February 11, 2019

Out of the Woods – reviewed by Grahame Ware Grahame Ware has written a wonderful, in-depth review of Out of…

My Winter Routine

By Phoebe Dunbar | January 20, 2019

We are now into mid January, and after the holidays and visitors, I have now settled more into a winter…

INTERVIEW: Sheryl MacKay (NxNW, CBC)

INTERVIEW: Sheryl MacKay (NxNW, CBC)

By Phoebe Dunbar | January 17, 2019

In December, CBC’s Sheryl MacKay came to visit my carving shed and did a short interview for her CBC radio…

VIDEO: Out Of The Woods Book Launch

VIDEO: Out Of The Woods Book Launch

By Phoebe Dunbar | December 22, 2018

If you couldn’t come to our book launch for Out of the Woods on November 4 at Sooke Harbour House – here’s…

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

By Phoebe Dunbar | December 21, 2018

This December, I have been making a few wood creations for family and friends – Christmas presents.  The carving bench…

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