Category Archives: Carve the Acanthus with Mary May

‘Carving the Acanthus Leaf’ Off to the Printer

Mary May’s first book “Carving the Acanthus Leaf” has been delivered to the printer and we will open pre-publication ordering on Friday. The book will be $49 (which includes shipping in the United States and Canada). All customers who place … Continue reading

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‘The Woodworker Vol. III, Joinery’ Ships this Week

I picked up two cases of “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years, Vol. III, Joinery” in Indiana today so we’ll have it at the Lost Art Press storefront on Dec. 10 – our final open day for 2016. The … Continue reading

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How Mary Made her Mark

Editor’s note: One of the delights in editing Mary May’s upcoming book on carving acanthus leaves is that she poured so much of herself into it. Not just in the instruction offered in the book – but also her biography. … Continue reading

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Mary May’s Carving Book is In-house

Awhile ago we told you about Mary May, one of our favorite classical woodcarvers, and her forthcoming book: “The Acanthus Leaf: A Rite of Passage for the Classical Carver.” It’s now in-house. And it’s tremendous. This week I flowed all … Continue reading

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Get Updates on Mary May’s Carving Book

The always-industrious Mary May has set up a special website where you can get updates on her forthcoming book, “The Acanthus Leaf: A Rite of Passage for the Classical Carver.” Simply go to acanthusbook.com and you can sign up for … Continue reading

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In the Works: Carve the Acanthus with Mary May

One of the exciting projects John and I are working on is a book on carving with Mary May, one of our favorite teachers and carvers. Mary has written up a nice description of how the book came about on … Continue reading

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