Jerry's current customer in the lineup asked for a family of deer to represent their own family, carved in the center scene on their mantel, with Jerry's signature oak leaves and acorns trailing left and right to the ends of the mantel face. Also featured in the center scene is an Ohio buckeye tree, our customer's initials carved into a tree, and an owl.
Jerry is currently carving this mantel. He began by outlining the elements with what he calls "stop cuts," or "first cuts," and after removing the background wood around those cuts, and roughing out, he is working on refining the elements in this video.
This project is for carved desk panels for our customer in Qatar!
"Survival" mantel was designed and carved by Jerry for our customer in Houston, TX, who added a plexiglass top to the installed mantel, so that the light would shine down through the top of the wood carving into the "water."
This custom mantel was designed and carved by Jerry for our customer in British Columbia, Canada, who asked for river otters and a a standing blue heron with its head dipping into the "water." The customer installed a plexiglass shelf between the mantel top and and the body of the heron for a view down into the carving.