Power Carving Workshop with Australia’s Best
Ian Bell will be carrying out his own Arbortech Inspired Power Carving Workshop on the 30th of September at the Scuptures @ Killalea Art Festival in late September.
A talented artist and wood sculptor, Ian is also a long term user and advocate of Arbortech woodworking tools. For this reason, he will lead the workshop with live demonstrations and education on the art of woodworking and power carving. Furthermore, Ian is a strong believer in sustainability which is why he will be demonstrating the tools on an old telegraph pole, transforming what was once a support for overhead power lines into a piece of art. The plan is to power carve a life sized Goanna clinging to a tree, Ian says “this is also an example of upcycling a material that would otherwise have been destined for someone’s fireplace”. Ian’s artist statement includes “My medium of choice is wood sourced sustainably and I agree with and practice the philosophy of having respect for the material and consider my work as a collaboration with the tree and allow part of the grain, or “personality” to show in evidence of a life once lived.” We strongly support this mentality as a company, in the way we design our products down to what we use in our inspirational projects, sustainability is key.
Ian skillfully applies a range of Arbortech tools to create his unique and contemporary wood carvings inspired by Australian animals, shapes and textures. Combining Aussie talent with Aussie tools, don’t miss out on this rare event.
When: 30th September 2017
What: Ian Bell will be providing live demonstrations and education on power carving with Arbortech tools
Where: Sculptures at Killalea – Killalea State Park, Shell Cove NSW
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Want to learn more about Ian Bell, his work, and his story?
Then read our Q&A blog post with him here.