Wood Carvings

A Guitar for Carrie Underwood

  • September 27, 2016
A Guitar for Carrie Underwood

Last night, Mark and I, along with the marketing staff at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, presented the "Hockitar" to it's new owner, Carrie Underwood! The civic center always gives gifts to touring artists. They called upon Mark to carve this custom guitar with a hockey stick neck. Mark burned onto the back of the guitar her name and her husband's name and hockey number (#12 Mike Fisher with the Nashville Predators). Thanks to the Berglund marketing staff, we met Carrie before the show,...

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Sculpture Round-up

  • September 25, 2016
Sculpture Round-up

We can't believe it's already fall! It seems like February was just yesterday. Mark has been busy with bears of all size and poses along with some very exciting, big projects which we'll talk about in the upcoming posts. For now, here's a round-up of all the sculptures he's been working on this year. Flying Bald Eagle Black Cedar Bear, Ted Custom Rusty Bear for New Grandparents Custom Bear Head Bookend New Cedar Rusty Bears One More Rooster Cartoon-style Beaver

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Waving Black Bear with Catfish

  • January 23, 2016
Waving Black Bear with Catfish

This 5' tall waving black bear holding a catfish was a custom commission from a client in Forest, Virginia. They wanted a friendly bear to place in their circular driveway. Behind their home there is a catfish pond.    

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Christmas Bear Clan

  • December 6, 2015
Christmas Bear Clan

Mark's Poppyseed, Dually and Rusty chainsaw carved wood bears are coming out of hibernation for Christmas! With orders arriving from all over the country, here is the first clan ready to take the polar express to their new owners. We always knew there was something special about these bears' sweet expression. They're like Teddy Bears!

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Kit Fox arrives at the dentist

  • November 29, 2015
Kit Fox arrives at the dentist

This larger-than-life 3-foot friendly kit fox was commissioned by Kitfox Pediatric Dentistry in Aiken, South Carolina. Their business logo is a fox, and so the owners wanted a child-safe mascot for the waiting area of their dentist office. They wanted kids to be able to play and climb on her if they wanted. The extra-wide base of this wood sculpture keeps her from toppling over, and Mark slightly rounded and softened the edges of the ears, tail and muzzle. The clients wanted a mix between a realistic...

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Brown bear sculpture for the fire pit

  • August 29, 2015
Brown bear sculpture for the fire pit

This 4' brown bear (named Barley) watches over the entertainment patio and fire pit at his new home in North Carolina. Wood sculptures as yard art can enhance your outdoor entertainment space in a unique and personal way.  

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Trout wood sculpture wall hanging

  • August 29, 2015
Trout wood sculpture wall hanging

Mark waited until he found the perfect piece of wood for this trout which was a gift for a friend. The trout has a flat back with a hanging wire. Our friend has it hanging above a large wall of windows in the great room.

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Football player and cheerleader tikis

  • June 28, 2015
Football player and cheerleader tikis

Besides a few crazy tikis around here carved for the hell of it, there haven't been many others, that it, until this football player and cheerleader tiki couple. Mark carved this wild, sporty, spirited pair for a friend's pool/patio/party area. Since the fiend is also a Virginia Tech football fan, Mark added maroon and orange paint accents. The blank space on the cheerleader's megaphone works perfectly for a custom message or image.

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California big bear

  • January 25, 2015
California big bear

A client in California wanted a 6-1/2-foot brown bear for his home. It's one thing to have a great big bear standing outside but imaging having one inside! Very cool.

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Mr. Jenkins wears green trousers

  • January 24, 2015
Mr. Jenkins wears green trousers

This bear was made for a client who had seen one like it in New York and asked Mark to carve him one similar. Mark made a few modifications and improvements. It was fun watching this animated, cartoon-style brown bear come to life. He was carved out of Virginia Pine and is sporting a cute pair of green trousers and a belt. It is definitely a different type of bear but just think of all the possibilities to change up the character and have a whole cast of bears. He has big button eyes, a big soft...

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