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Carving Gargoyles

Grotesques and other creatures of Myth 

For centuries Gargoyles have endured as an architectural element designed to divert rainwater, but as legend has it they are used to ward off evil spirits, and protect the buildings which they are perched upon. You will learn to carve two step-by-step projects, a traditional "Water-spouting Gargoyle" and a "Classic Grotesque".  There are 10 additional carving patterns and projects including " The Green Man door Knocker", "The Gargoyle Cane", " and "The Woodcarver". The first section of the book covers the history and lore of gargoyles. Shawn will guide you through carving these amazing mystical creatures with techniques for achieving an authentic aged-stone look. There are tips on securing and mounting your work, plus an astonishing gallery of gargoyles from around the world. He will discuss tools, techniques,and a variety wood selection. Each project includes full-paged patterns ,and reference photos of the finished project taken from multiple angles. The designs he has created are an attempt to reflect the various types of gargoyles and grotesques in the most traditional forms. This is a fantastic book if your looking to create your very own Gargoyle that stands out and is a little different than the normal carvings.

Carving Gargoyles, Grotesques and other creatures of Myth Patterns: 

  • Screaming Keystone Grotesque.
  • Guardian Grotesque.
  • Green Man Door Knocker.
  • Corbel with Grotesque.
  • Crouching Imp.
  • Intaglio Lion Medallion.
  • Demon Gargoyle.
  • Gargoyle Cane.
  • Chimera.
  • Woodcarver.

Carving Gargoyles, Grotesques, And Other Creatures of Myth Book Specifications:

  • Softcover.
  • 168 Pages.
  • Author, Shawn Cipa.
  • Publisher, Fox Chapel.
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