Low Relief Carving for Furniture – Austin School of Furniture – TEXAS
February 5, 2023
Low relief Carving for furniture, also known as the Flemish or Liège style was very popular from the 16th to the 19th century in Belgium-French culture. It also migrated to England and was incorporated by Great Furniture makers such as Thomas Chippendale.
In this Class we will discover the beauty and beauty and richness of low relief carving.
We will learn
The design approach to Low relief. – How to make it look very 3d even if it only 1/8” (3mm) deep
We will learn
The Law of Space. – How to emphasize parts of a Design – “The Big Idea” position in Space
The Law of Main Movement – How to be “on the same page” with the Human Brain. Baroque diagonal vs Sinister diagonal in Artistic Design.
The Law of Armature- How to Structure overall Design and be “Kosher” (clean) in it.
The Law of Golden Ratio – How to implement Fibonacci Sequence – the Art Secret for Pleasing Human eye
The Law of Arabesque – How to implement Natural Flowing Movements in Design
The Law of Rhythm in Design. How to apply what is known to the Music world to Design for Wood Carving.
Carving process of Low relief. – Special Techniques of Low Relief Carving… Yes, it is much different from normal woodcarving.
Sharpening Wood Carving Tools- How to sharpen Your Tools without wasting valuable time.
By the Way. Low relief carving is not limited to the furniture and cabinetmaking world. There is no limit of what You can do with this style of wood carving.