Create your Japanese work of art with this new, comprehensive title on the intricate skill of Japanese netsuke carvings. Traditionally created for practical reasons, these fantastic miniature carvings are now highly collectible works of art. Carving Japanese Netsuke for Beginners is packed with information on the history, techniques, tools, and skills needed to master the art.
Written in an approachable, personal style with 6 step-by-step projects to follow and 23 additional ideas, Carving Japanese Netsuke for Beginners includes everything you need to know to get started on the way to creating your own superb miniature carvings, each reflecting Japanese tradition.
Bob Jubb started carving as a hobby while working as an international engineering consultant. Regularly posted abroad, he would carve wherever and whenever he could, often in hotel rooms! Now retired, and living in West Sussex, Jubb is free to dedicate more time to his love of carving. He was a founding member of the Sussex Woodcraft Society (SWS), which has grown from two to about 180 members.