The Virtual Table of Russell Scott
I am Russell Scott, a wood artist from Saint Paul, Minnesota. My passion for woodcarving is to search for the magic found in a piece of wood. Each one-of-a-kind carving reflects the spirit that lies in the wood. I use chisels and knives to bring out the wood’s quiet personality.
At Scott Carvings, I created each carving by hand, carved free form from a model that exists only in my mind. After carving each character, I painted them to enhance the image. My motto is: “I create wood carvings that family will argue over for generations.”
Most of my carvings are in basswood. I also carve in butternut and cottonwood bark for wood spirits, Santas, Native Americans and gnome houses. I especially enjoy carving human figures. They range from holiday figures, cowboys, and female figures
My carvings have received awards at carving shows, county and state fairs, and national carving contests. I am a member of several professional carving organizations, local and national. I often teach woodcarving classes. Also, I have wood carving instructional videos and books.
I want to show my techniques to fellow wood carvers so they may improve in their art.
Extra notes about these carvings are here.
There are a number of links to Russ’s web presence on the Extras Table.