To the uninitiated, discovering the art of chainsaw carving is a weird and
wonderful thrill. People will stare with their mouth's open and
say things like, "I didn't know you could do that", or "wow, that's
really unique"... Agreed, it is a unique art form and the craft has been
gaining in popularity in recent years. If you are new to this art genre,
these short videos will show you how its done. Enjoy!
The 'buzz' will be in Ridgeway, PA!
February for the past few years, hundreds of professional chainsaw
carvers from all over the world come together to showcase their talent
and share with the public this visually extreme art form in Ridgway
Pennsylvania. The annual Chainsaw Carver's Rendezvous will be held
Saturday Feb 23, & Sunday Feb 24 2009. It all kicks off on Saturday at
9am with the flag raising ceremony followed by a meet and greet with the
arriving carvers. This first weekend is the beginning of this amazing
event, with carvers carving throughout each day, till approximately 5pm.
Learn more about the "Chainsaw Carver's Rendezvous"
The eye of the beholder...
They say that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".
We know this to be true (just ask anyone who has ever seen an
modern art sculpture). However..."Chainsaw art defies the observer".
Directory of chainsaw artists, craftsman and sculptors
is truly remarkable to watch a sculptor guide a chisel through wood
with a steady hand. ...but it is an awe inspiring experience to see an
image emerge from a log or trunk of a tree. It is a prodigious
feat to wield a motorized tool and remove wood that reveals such
beauty. Chainsaw art carvings, like all wood crafts, runs the
gamut from crude images to highly refined and detailed sculptures.
Beauty and the appreciation of all art, is after all, in the eye of
This directory is an
alphabetical listing of chainsaw carving artists who sculpt art from
trees; chain saw art wood carvings from U.S. and Canadian artists and
companies. Most of these carvers will ship their products out of
their area. So browse our listings and find that special chainsaw
carving you've been searching for!
Any artistic creation, whether
it be paint on a canvas, or a life-sized carving of a grizzly liberated from
a tree stump - makes most of us mortals give
Artists differ in their
mediums of choice, but the results are universal. A finished piece
is admired and used to accentuate or compliment our surroundings.
Although chainsaw art is generally associated with rustic decor, its
popularity has been crossing those boundaries and it is now found in
museums and homes and offices across the country. Recognizing the artist's talent and their ability to reach
deep inside us and generate feelings of awe and appreciation is part of
what makes art - art. No one does this better than an sculptor
wielding a motorized chain saw.
In this directory you have
access to chainsaw artists and companies in the United States and
Canada. To begin browsing our list...
Most chainsaw carving artists will accept custom wood carving commissions for
almost any log sculpture you can envision. You can hire many carvers to do
on-site stump carving, create custom signs and logos, or perform demonstrations
for community celebrations and fairs. Chain saw carving is environmentally friendly
entertainment with a whole bunch of art appreciation included as an added bonus!
So what can you have carved?
Animals: from "Smokey the Bear" to grizzly bears, moose, deer, elk, eagles
and hawks, fish, birds, raccoons, foxes, owls, turkeys, buffalos, rabbits,
beavers, your family dog or cat or howling wolves.
People: Native American Indians and totem poles to cowboys, sea captains
and school mascots to Tiki carvings.
Furniture: Carved log furniture from chairs and benches to tables,
fireplace mantels, mailboxes and virtually anything else that can be
squeeze inside the diameter of a tree stump!
If you are looking for industry groups and organizations, see our new
trade related organizations. Great resources for those
searching for chainsaw carvings, tools, supplies and artists!
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