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Woodcarving Lessons by Peter Newton
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Welcome to Peter Newton's art site.  Peter is a sculptor and master woodcarver with over 40 years of experience, most of it sculpting life-like human faces.  He offers woodcarving lessons, classes and instruction to individuals and groups.  If you are interested in his chisel and gouge woodcarving lessons, custom tailored to the individual or group, then please go to the Woodcarving Lessons page of this site for more information.  On that page there are some carving tips and a helpful free video about tool "shaping" before sharpening and honing, along with a very useful time-saving carving grip.

 

For numerous colored photo examples of Peter's work through the years, you can view them on his Portfolio page. 

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Peter's quest to excel at sculpting the human face led to his being noticed by the late Ken Pacetti, a fellow Floridian, who was Peter's mentor and close friend for over 30 years.  Pacetti was one of the few Americans to ever graduate from the three-year long world famous Bavarian State School of Sculpture and Woodcarving in Oberammergau, Germany.  A glance at the crisp detail in eveything Peter carves or sculpts quickly shows Pacetti's European influence in Peter's finished pieces!  


In 1987, Peter was nominated and accepted as a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen International by the late E. J. Tangerman.  Tange, as he preferred to be called, was an honorary member of this prestigious guild and one of the pioneers of American woodcarving, having written the book, Whittling and Woodcarving, in 1936.  For additional bio info on Peter, please visit his Bio page on this site.


These days, when not instructing carvers and turning out an occasional new carving, Peter stays busy working on portrait and figurative sculpture using both water and plasteline clays.


He accepts commissions for bronze bas-relief and in-the-round portrait likenesses that are then cast in solid bronze.  All work on these castings is done at one of America's premier bronze foundries, located in Arizona.   For information on commissioning Peter do do a sculpture for you, please go to the Contact page for information on how to call him.  


His Gallery page contains several of his Native American pieces which have been reproduced in limited-edition bronze castings and are currently being offered for sale.





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