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.

From Start to Finish: Arbutus Bowl

From Start to Finish: Arbutus Bowl

By Phoebe Dunbar | December 4, 2017

For me as an artist, the challenge and creativity starts when I acquire a burl. A Wood Bowl’s Journey The…

Where the Magic Happens

Where The Magic Happens

By Phoebe Dunbar | December 3, 2017

… The Magic of the Carving Shed Becoming an artist, that was my quest 10 years ago.  Building the carving…

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…

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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