My wood carving school was founded to share my passion for making pretty things out of harvested trees. I received my first wood carving lessons from my grandfather at the age of 6. What he shared sent me down a path that would see me receive rewards and accolades for my ability to make art out of wood.
What an amazing time we live in. If you told a 16-year-old me tucked away in Dimitrovgrad, Russia, that I could speak to an internationally renowned master, regardless of where I was in the world, ask him questions and study his technique in high definition, I wouldn’t have believed you. But here we are at my own personal wood carving school doing exactly that.
When people ask me, what motivates you? I never say profits. I might be a romantic at heart but for me this school is an ode to the passion that became a career. A digital legacy if you will. It’s my way of teaching the next generation, like my grandfather taught me, and passing on the traditions of European wood carving.