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.

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…

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…

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…)…

VIDEO: Phoebe on "Sooke Talks"

VIDEO: Phoebe on “Sooke Talks”

By Phoebe Dunbar | February 21, 2019

One year ago, on the snowy night of February 21, 2018, Sooke Talks #1 debuted. Here’s a video replay of…

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…

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