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…)…

Sourcing the Wood

Sourcing the Wood

By Phoebe Dunbar | December 2, 2017

Often I get asked, where do you get your wood? Finding and procuring (sourcing) the raw wood can be as…

About Burls

About Burls

By Phoebe Dunbar | December 1, 2017

Have you had the good fortune to walk in an ancient forest and see a burl? It is not often…

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