Category Archives: Carve the Acanthus with Mary May

The Acanthus is Coming

Our printing plant is in the final stages of work on “Carving the Acanthus Leaf” by Mary May. And, as always, our books are a creative struggle to the end. This week we’ve been working on the “diestamp,” the debossed … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Carving the Acanthus Leaf’ by Mary May

Mary May probably didn’t realize the unintended consequences of one of her chapter titles: “A Rite of Passage for the Classical Carver.” She doesn’t yet know how often she will have to don ministerial robes and confer rites of passage … Continue reading

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‘Carving the Acanthus Leaf’ Now in Store

You can now place a pre-publication order for Mary May’s “Carving the Acanthus Leaf” in the Lost Art Press online store. The book is $49, which includes free shipping in the United States and Canada. Customers who place a pre-publication … Continue reading

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‘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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