Carving is not a process that can be learned, it is a gift. I look at a block of wood and if I can see the animal within that block of wood, I can carve it. If I can’t see it but you give me directions on how to do it, I still can’t do it. You either have it [the gift], or you don’t.
This quote from one of the carvers at our olive wood workshop reflects both the workers’ dedication, as well as ours to this craft. We believe that each olive wood piece made is unique and no piece of olive wood is wasted. Instead, the leftover wood from larger figurines is cut into strips and used to make our high-quality ornaments.
Visit our showroom or our online store during the month of July to take advantage of our “Christmas in July” sale on ornaments, hand carved nativity pieces and sets, and christmas cards.
Written by: Jake Van Hoorn