Instructor: Mary May

Mary May has been carving wood for more than 20 years. She had opportunities to study with several  master carvers from around the world and has focused on learning the classic styles of traditional hand carving. Mary has a workshop in Charleston, SC., where she works on commissioned pieces for architectural details, period furniture, and sculptures. She teaches beginning and advanced carving workshops at a variety of schools throughout the country, as well as in her workshop. Mary has developed several instructional DVDs on carving details for American period furniture and has recently started an online woodcarving school. You can see some of her work at