woodcarving and sculpture, Zoe Gertner
is a fully qualified teacher and
Education tutor who
studied anatomy and physiology as part of her
Honours degree. Zoe's wood carving courses,
tuition and classes she holds in Devon, South
West England are for people of any age from 8
years upwards attending from all walks of
life, including the inmates of an HM
Establishment. Many retired people have found
wood carving and sculpture lessons give
them a new and absorbing leisure activity and
hobby, as do woodturners and craft workers,
those from medical, woodworking and educational professions
and others seeking respite from the stresses of
Zoe is experienced in teaching and practising
all aspects of wood carving and wood
sculpture including relief carving, lettering,
signboards, ecclesiastical, restoration,
fairground and carousel work, and has been a
professional woodcarver and sculptor since 1980.
Formerly living in Somerset, she carved a
series of bench ends depicting the local
industries of that area for St Mary's Church, Wedmore and for several years taught Adult
Education courses in wood carving for Strode
College, Somerset; Bude in Cornwall and Holsworthy in Devon. Her woodcarvings can also be
found in other Mendip churches and in private collections all over the
writes for the 'Woodcarving' magazine and
has some of her earlier articles included in its two
compendium books, 'The
Woodcarvers' and 'Wood Carving for
Beginners', published by GMC Publications.
She has also contributed to 'Traditional
Woodworking', 'Practical Woodworking' and 'The Woodworker'
magazines in previous years.
beginner needs to know is covered in her book 'Woodcarving
- A Foundation Course', which includes a
progressive series of
woodcarving projects designed to help you develop basic
In response to her
students, Zoe writes wood carving CD rom's showing the basic techniques of
woodcarving, ideal for the beginner woodcarver
and those wishing for guidance with their wood
A range of topics is covered including a
comprehensive guide to sharpening woodcarving
tools, incised lettering techniques and
various carving projects you can print out and follow.
Throughout the year Zoe will be adding new
titles to the collection.
Private woodcarving tuition can be arranged for all abilities,
of various duration and at
times to suit you.
- Should you wish to
purchase a unique
carving or commission a
special piece please contact Zoe to discuss your
- Accommodation for
also available for holiday breaks with or without
woodcarving tuition. Well behaved pets welcome.
can be arranged to add a
dynamic dimension to your Events, Exhibitions or
Gift Vouchers can be purchased for a unique
Christmas gift, a special
occasion, an unusual present or that landmark birthday
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