wood carving


Definition of wood carving

: the art of fashioning or ornamenting objects of wood by cutting with a sharp handheld implement also : an object of wood so fashioned or ornamented

Other Words from wood carving

wood-carver \ ˈwu̇d-​ˌkär-​vər How to pronounce wood carving (audio) \ noun

Examples of wood carving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Included are juried artists selling their painting, stained glass, leather, fiber art, wood carving, acrylic encaustic, pottery, photography, jewelry, stone cutting and more. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 1 Aug. 2022 The building houses several spaces dedicated to teaching traditional Northwest Coast art forms like basketry, weaving and wood carving, both in-person and through digital workshops. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 11 June 2022 The Wethersfield Art League members will showcase their artwork and the public is invited to view and purchase pieces that include traditional art, mixed media and wood carving. Hartford Courant, 12 May 2022 The artist who created the Bohorodchany Iconostasis, Yov Kondzelevych, was born in 1667 in Zhovkva, a center of painting and wood carving located 20 miles north of Lviv. Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 May 2022 The intricate, dark-wood carving from 1642 was placed on the mantel on Thursday. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Mar. 2022 The wood carving of the temple is two pandas in a tree. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 11 Mar. 2022 Founded by Becki Silverstein, The Avant-Garde shows are a series of fairs throughout the Midwest including everything from repurposed jewelry, wood carving, handmade clothes, and more. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 11 Nov. 2021 Plus, a chainsaw wood carving demonstration, student art show, target shooting, archery, kids world, craft vendors and food trucks. Arkansas Online, 24 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wood carving

circa 1710, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“Wood carving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20carving. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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