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Mary May

About Mary May

Professional woodcarver Mary May has studied the fine art of traditional woodcarving from various master carvers throughout the world. She has her workshop in Charleston, SC, where she takes on commissions such as architectural details, period furniture reproductions and church furnishings. Mary teaches at various woodworking schools and guilds throughout the US and has recently taught a class in Germany. She also has an online video school where she has over 130 different videos and keeps adding more weekly. Please visit for more information.

Fan Carving 101

Somewhere in history, ancient artisans and designers busy daydreaming and doodling on their slate tablets conceived the beautiful – yet simple – fan design. It appears throughout the architecture and furniture records in various forms. The fan is one of my favorite designs to carve because the possibilities and variations are...