Bears are a symbol of strength in many cultures, and the sitting bear is no exception. Carve your own soapstone sitting bear and see its many characteristics come to life. The patterns provided help you design and shape your sitting bear, and illustrated, step-by-step directions offer carving techniques. Chapters include how to carve the head, ears, legs, and paws, as well as adding polish to your finished piece. Needing only minimal tools, soapstone's soft texture makes this an easy and fun project for carvers and woodworkers of all skill levels that can be done anywhere -- at home, in the garage, or even the classroom. A gallery of completed projects will inspire other creative ideas for sculpting in soapstone.
Tasha Unninayar has pursued many forms of art, from theatre, to sculpting, photography, and graphic design. Lynn Bartlett has always enjoyed art and, for the last 20 years, has sold sculpture quality soft stones for carving.