Bone carving is the act of creating art forms by carving into animal bones and often includes the carving of antlers and horns. It can result in the ornamentation of a bone, or the creation of a figure. It has been practiced by a variety of world cultures, sometimes as a cheaper, and recently a legal, substitute for ivory carving. It was important in prehistoric art, with notable figures like the Swimming Reindeer (antler), and many of the Venus figurines. The Anglo-Saxon Franks casket is a bone casket imitating earlier ivory ones.
Bone was also used by artists and craftsmen to try out their designs, especially by metalworkers. Such pieces are known as "trial-pieces".
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Bone Carving by Louie the Fish (learn how video)
Louie the Fish is a Master Bone Carver, working over the years in Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, and other exotic locales. He was willing to share ...
bone carving....whitening, disinfecting and carving (full version)
My name is santi.I'm from barcelona, in this video I show you my technique to prepare a bone, disinfecting and whitening it and then carve a pendant ... I ...
HOW TO CARVE BONE #1
Carving Orchids on bone, check out #5 for the finished product.
How to carve a Maori Hook Necklace (Bone and Wood Style)
I have a lot of great projects on my blog, www.makerweekend.com.
toi iwi maori bone carving carve
Mauri ora Maori bone carving methods using hand saw, dremil and chisel. Thanks to Kartel Matrix http://www.myspace.com/tylermatrixband for the music on the v...
Bone Carving: How to Carve a Dolphin by Louie The Fish
Louie the Fish shows you how to carve a Dolphin out of bone. He is a Master Bone Carver, working in such places as Tonga, Samoa, Hawaii, Fiji, and many other...
Time-lapse carving on bone-night light #1
I purchased a bone at Petco and stained it with coffee. I drew a design of flowers and a bird and I am carving it out with a Dremel 4000 using tips 105, 106 ...
bone carving....whitening and disinfecting (1/2)
My name is santi.I'm from barcelona, in this video I show you my technique to prepare a bone, disinfecting and whitening for carving ... I hope you like h...
Bone Carvins and more by Oh-ka-noi.
Richard's Bone carving, Square Knotting, and Glass Knapping.
BONE CARVING TOOLS AND IDEAS
These are the tools I use to carve bone and some of the objects I have carved. Since this video I now use the Shofu high speed carving tool and this dremel 4...
Sun, 05 May 2013 11:29:37 -0700
Kim Jin-hyeok, a kkotjebi or impoverished child in North Korea, never forgot to smile, while he used to sleep on the street despite bone-carving temperatures of minus 20 degrees Celsius, and lived on begging. Jin-hyeok barely survived by eating bones ...
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 17:49:39 -0700
His children have grown up with the Frankton Market, either busking with their family, or helping Mr Haika run a stall where he sells bone-carving taonga. As the crowds milled around on Saturday, Mr Haika's 9-year-old daughter, Alisia, smiled widely ...
Polson Lake County Leader
Wed, 01 May 2013 11:00:29 -0700
Six other guest artists will attend, and include stained glass, jewelry, bone carving, knitting and two painters. CSKT River Honoring. The 2013 River Honoring event begins at 6 p.m. Monday, May 6, with a community gathering. The public is invited and ...
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:10:46 -0700
Basically, I'll be teaching art classes to children and working with two artists, Wendy Percival and her husband Steve Percival. He is a documentary filmmaker and she mainly works in ceramic, but also bone carving and woodcarving. JA: Do you work in ...
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