This title covers the full process and all techniques required, from making the maquette to finished item. It includes 6 step-by-step projects with photographs and expert tips. It also features an in-depth history of the craft and a gallery of inspirational examples. Author lives in West Sussex, UK. Readers can create their own Japanese carvings with this new, comprehensive how-to title on the intricate skill of Japanese netsuke. Traditionally created for practical reasons, these fantastic, miniature carvings are now highly collectible works of art. "Carving Japanese Netsuke for Beginners" is packed with information on the history, techniques, tools and skills needed to master the art. Written in an approachable, personal style with 6 step-by-step projects to follow and 27 additional ideas each accompanied by colour photographs, this book includes everything readers need to get started.
Bob Jubb started carving as a hobby whilst working as an international engineering consultant. Regularly posted abroad, he would carve wherever and whenever he could, often in hotel rooms! Now retired and living in West Sussex, Bob is free to dedicate more time to his love of carving. He was a founder member of the Sussex Woodcraft Society (SWS), which has grown from two to about 180 members.