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.

Menagerie in the Studio

Menagerie in the Studio

By Phoebe Dunbar | December 21, 2018

For whimsical times when I go beyond bowls, I carve animals to play around with three-dimensional pieces to delight my…

Windswept

Windswept

By Phoebe Dunbar | November 26, 2018

In the summer of 2017, I first met Marty and his son Justin out at Foggy Mountain Forge. Naturally, I…

Christmas Craft Fair Season

Christmas Craft Fair Season

By Phoebe Dunbar | November 26, 2018

Its been a busy, rewarding November. The Heritage House-sponsored book launch events went very well… so enjoyed by our woodworkers,…

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…

Yellow cedar charcuterie boards

Enjoy home-cooking – with beautiful charcuterie boards & spoons

By Phoebe Dunbar | March 24, 2020

  It’s late March and I haven’t posted a blog here since mid December! WHAT? How can this be? Its…

Phoebewood Kitchen Christmas sale

Raw Wood Gifts from Santa’s Workshop

By Phoebe Dunbar | December 16, 2019

It’s almost Christmas and my carving shed is still a bit like a messy Santa Claus workshop! Sanding by hand…

Winter fish

Getting back into the Carving Shed

By Phoebe Dunbar | November 12, 2019

In spite of less time in the carving shed the last two months because of a family illness, I still…

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…

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