Raw Wood Gifts from Santa’s Workshop

Phoebewood Kitchen Christmas sale

It’s almost Christmas and my carving shed is still a bit like a messy Santa Claus workshop! Sanding by hand or with hand power tools, using 40 grit up to 320 can get a bit tedious, so where are the elves?   I was at one of the Sooke craft shows… … with a number…

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Getting back into the Carving Shed

Winter fish

In spite of less time in the carving shed the last two months because of a family illness, I still carve when I can. Sadly, with other responsivities on the home front, it’s not possible to carve a lot these days. Regardless – I have created a few functional bowls, fish and some other three-dimensional…

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The Return of the Salmon

PhoebeWood - Functional Burl Art by Phoebe Dunbar

September’s end is drawing near! With recent rain showers and the equinox earlier in the week more time is being spent down in the carving shed. Commissions and a craft show in November are keeping me busy. I love searching through the shed’s wood supply to pull out different shapes and species of found wood.…

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My Mini-Me

Mini Phoebe by Linda Teneycke

My friend and fellow wood-worker Linda Teneycke gave me this sculpture. Isn’t it wonderful? Love that it came with a cedar bowl and chainsaw! Linda also does pottery, furniture, wood-carving… a woman of many talents, indeed!

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A Fusion of Wood and Metal

A Fusion of Wood and Metal

In 2018, I started to work with Foggy Mountain Forge to create designs that combine forge art with wood art. I love to see what is possible given how creative Marty and his son Justin are with the pieces of finished wood I bring out to them occasionally. They sell finished pieces in their gift shop, as…

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“Reverence For Wood” Art Demo

"Reverence For Wood" Art Demo

I will be performing an artist demo at the Sooke Fine Arts Show! Save the date if you want to come and see it… Reverence For Wood  – Saturday, August 3rd,  1:30 pm Join Sooke resident and wood artist, Phoebe Dunbar for a lively and informative conversation focusing on the reverence for wood. Become inspired! …

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PhoebeWood Summer Update

PhoebeWood Summer Update

June was a busy month creating wood work for two galleries/gift shops and the wood work sale for the Sooke Philharmonic Garden Tour. PhoebeWood items were available for purchase by the orchard apple shack at the Sunriver Community Gardens, while Sooke’s Harmony players entertained the garden visitors by the orchard’s pond garden.   I had…

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Sourcing Wood Locally

Sourcing Wood Locally

Sourcing wood This spring we have been salvaging felled Maple and Garry Oak over in Metchosin on private lands. Especially challenging was the cutting away of a Maple root ball to take home to season. Root balls are rich in colour and grain patterns from absorbing the nutrients, found in the soil in which they…

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