The Art of Woodworking - Learn More!

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals is proud to host a wide variety of wood crafters each season. Our artists hand-craft ornamental and decorative pieces, such as wall-hangings, tabletop carvings and sculptures, as well as pieces that are made to be used, such as hand-turned pens, serving bowls, salt and pepper shakers and clocks. We even host a variety of woodworkers who make wearable wooden art, such as wooden eyeglass frames!

Definitions of Woodworking Styles

All types of woodworkers are represented at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. Here are some of the most popular woodworking styles applied by our makers.

·       Wood Carving — Wood carvers use sharp cutting tools to craft an ornamental design or figure. This medium requires removing portions of the wood to leave behind a relief that creates a unique design. Wood carvers may make decorative wall hangings, clocks, architectural elements and picture frames.

·       Wood Turning — Using a lathe (a turning machine designed for shaping or cutting wood), turners use a stationery tool to cut, shape and manipulate the wood as it turns. The most popular wood-turned crafts include serving bowls, pepper grinders and fountain pens.

·       Furniture-Making — Furniture-makers who use wood as their primary medium typically use joinery to connect components. However, some furniture-makers carve furniture from a single piece of wood.

·       Wood-Burning — Also called pyrography, wood burning is the art of using a heated object to create decorations on the surface of the wood. Wood-burned crafts include hanging wall art, clocks and ornaments.