JOHN W. BENNETT
Biography


I started carving wildlife wood sculpture in 1983 after moving to the northern coast of California to attend college. I've always enjoyed beach combing for driftwood, watching shorebirds and working with wood.

Beginning with a single piece of wood, I use a handsaw, a high speed flexible shaft carving tool along with machine and hand sanding to create a finished sculpture. Redwood burl. myrtle wood, maple, walnut, and wood colored with dyes are the main woods used in my work. After spraying each piece with a clear lacquer and hand polishing with a paste wax, the carving is mounted on either driftwood or a manzanita hurl.

I receive so much enjoyment and satisfaction from every aspect of my work that I can't think of anything else I'd like to do for a living. If you have any questions please feel free to call.


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