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The Art of Carving Netsuke

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Create your own Japanese masterpieces from the comfort of your living room. Choose from nine miniature carving projects, each one set out with detailed step-by-step photography sequenses and easy-to-follow diagrams. Complete beginners may like to try the adorable dormouse or the peaceful turtle dove. While the more advanced will have fun creating the charming monkey or the distinguished mask. This comprehensive book includes the history of this Japanese art form, tips and techniques, full list of tools and equipment, and an inspirational gallery showcasing the work of expert netsuke carvers from across the globe - everything you need to know to create your own unique pieces of Japanese culture.

Peter Benson started woodcarving in 1947. Since his retirement, Peter set up the Essex School of Woodcarving in the UK providing courses for carvers of all abilities, as well as teaching woodcarving skills throughout the world. He firmly believes that anyone can carve, given the right approach and guidance.

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Learn the intricate skills of creating Japanese netsuke with this concise, step-by-step guide, sure to inspire, whether you are a relative beginner or an experienced and dedicated carver.

Synopsis:

A new title on the intricate skill of creating Japanese netsuke, traditionally created for practical reasons (to secure a valuables pouch to the sash of Japanese garments), yet now highly collectible works of art. Concise, step-by-step instructions are accompanied by numerous color photgraphs taking the reader through a wide range of projects. This book will inspire carvers of all abilities, from the relative beginner to the experienced and dedicated carver to create their own superb, miniature carvings reflecting Japanese tradition.

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Peter Benson, Chairman of the British Woodcarvers Association, runs courses for carvers of all abilities throughout the UK. He also travels to the United States to give seminars and talks, and is in regular demand as a judge for carving competitions. His own work centers on miniature carvings, including fantastic Japanese netsuke.

About the Author

Essex, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The history of netsuke

GETTING STARTED

*Planning

*Maquettes and patterns

*Materials

*Tools and equipment

*making and modifying

*Maintaining your tools

*Safety

*Avoiding and rectifying mistakes

TECHNIQUES

*Eyes

*Scales

*Feathers

*Fur and hair

*Ukibori

*Adding color

*Himotoshi

PROJECTS

*Dormouse

*Turtle dove

*Rabbit

*Fish

*Toad

*Monkey

*Apple

*Snake

*Mask

GALLERY

Supliers

Glossary

Bibliography

About the author

Acknowledgements

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565235120
Author:
Benson, Peter
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing
Subject:
Carving
Subject:
Crafts-Woodcarving
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
11.00 x 8.50 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Learn the intricate skills of creating Japanese netsuke with this concise, step-by-step guide, sure to inspire, whether you are a relative beginner or an experienced and dedicated carver.

"Synopsis" by ,

A new title on the intricate skill of creating Japanese netsuke, traditionally created for practical reasons (to secure a valuables pouch to the sash of Japanese garments), yet now highly collectible works of art. Concise, step-by-step instructions are accompanied by numerous color photgraphs taking the reader through a wide range of projects. This book will inspire carvers of all abilities, from the relative beginner to the experienced and dedicated carver to create their own superb, miniature carvings reflecting Japanese tradition.

"Synopsis" by ,

Peter Benson, Chairman of the British Woodcarvers Association, runs courses for carvers of all abilities throughout the UK. He also travels to the United States to give seminars and talks, and is in regular demand as a judge for carving competitions. His own work centers on miniature carvings, including fantastic Japanese netsuke.

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