The Art of Carving Netsuke2020-02-07T12:18:04+00:00

The Art of Carving Netsuke

  • Publishing: Spring 10
  • Pub month: April
  • ISBN-13: 9781861086822
  • Author: Peter Benson
  • Price: £16.99
  • Binding: PB
  • No. of pages: 168
  • Dimensions: 276 x 210 mm
  • Colour: Full colour throughout

A new title on the intricate skill of creating Japanese Netsuke, traditionally created for practical reasons (to secure a valuables pouch to the sash of Japanese garments), yet now highly collectible works of art. Concise, step-by-step instructions are accompanied by numerous colour photographs taking the reader through a wide range of projects. This will inspire carvers of all abilities, from the relative beginner to the experienced and dedicated carver to create their own superb, miniature carvings reflecting Japanese tradition.


Author Information

Peter Benson
Peter Benson, Chairman of the British Woodcarvers Association, runs courses for carvers of all abilities throughout the UK. He also travels to the United States to give seminars and talks and is in regular demand as a judge for carving competitions. His own work centres on miniature carvings, including fantastic Japanese netsuke. He lives in Essex. His books published by GMC Publications are: Art of Carving Netsuke, Woodland Whittling and the Whittling Handbook.