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John Boyle

My Journey In Netsuke Carving

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I started collecting Japanese netsuke in 1976 after seeing an exhibition of them at the British Museum in London.Several years later I was inspired to start carving them myself after attending a workshop in the far north of Scotland where I then lived led by the brilliant Sue Wraight. I greatly admire Janel Jacobson's carving skills as well as those of Clive Hallam and Natasha Popova.

I work mainly in wood but have experimented in shetland sheep horn ( I used to keep a flock of rare breed sheep).I still have a lot to learn to develop my carving and finishing skills.

Anyway I show a couple of my modest efforts below -

Firstly 2 views of a frog - post-4142-0-43337700-1449961783.jpg

 

 

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Secondly, a spider on 2 bean pods -

 

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