Hello there Friday! The weekend is almost here. Happy Valentines Day to all of those who celebrate this custom. Maddabling has a little bit of long overdue socialising to do this weekend, excited to be catching up with near and dear ones. Today I am happy to introduce to you all a new Friday Friend and Australian Maker, meet Ross Hanson - Wood Sculptor Extraordinaire.
I want to share some photos of the stunning examples of the carvings that Ross has made.
I can only imagine the patience, time and intense effort that goes into creating these amazing pieces.
Dear readers, I invite you now to learn more about Ross and his wonderful craft. Have a lovely weekend everyone xo♥
The Tale of Ross Hanson, Wood Sculptor
Hello, I'm Ross. I have been carving timber bowls now for almost twenty years and in that time have produced well in excess of 4000 individual pieces. I specialize in native Tasmanian timbers, burls in particular.I am still humbled by the natural beauty of timbers such as Huon Pine, Myrtle, Eucalypt, Sassafras and other minor species.
I pay extra attention to detail and finish. Each bowl is carved to attain harmonious profile, shaping and undercutting that merge to fine proportionate edges, creating a finished piece that does maximum justice to the raw material.
All items are oiled with multiple coats (5 – 6) of Tung Oil followed by one coat of “Liberon” Finishing Oil to achieve a hard wearing non-toxic finish.
I was a sign writer in Queensland for many years and continued this work for a short while after my move to Tasmania. In the meantime, I picked up a piece of wood one day and drew on my creative instincts....so began my love affair with Tasmanian Timbers. I enjoy creating sculptured wood pieces as well as the burl bowls.
As this is what I enjoy, I would like to be able to make a living from the beautiful pieces I create. I also enjoy pencil drawing and water colour painting. My work is on permanent display at The Ross Hanson Wood Gallery located at 64 Main Street in Derby, Tasmania.
You can see more of my work at this link: