Letter-carving expert Andrew Hibberd shares his techniques for carving letters on wood and Portland stone. It will appeal to beginner and intermediate wood carvers with an interest in lettering. It features step-by-step projects. In this inspiring book, letter-carving expert Andrew Hibberd shares his techniques for carving letters on wood and Portland stone. You don't need to undertake a lengthy apprenticeship to get started with this enjoyable and rewarding craft. Based mainly on period styles of carving, these unique projects use examples of Andrew's work, starting with the simplest and progressing in difficulty. New styles and skills are introduced along the way. It includes: cutting board, house sign, garden bench, picture frame, and, church plaque.
Jay Andrew Hibberd lives and works in Norfolk. He started carving at an early age and after an eclectic mix of careers he trained as a wood carver at the City and Guilds of London Art School. Numerous public and private commissions followed, and he now has a successful career as a letter carver, producing both original and restoration work in a wide variety of styles. He is a regular contributor to Wood Carving magazine. This is his first book for GMC.