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Ian Shafer
29 days ago • Laurelhurst

Woodcarver for a Custom Nativity Set

I am looking for a woodcarver to make a custom nativity set. This set will be a gift for my wife. I would like the set to be based on her (and my) favorite Christmas book “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey”.

The set should consist of:
Sheep (2)
Cow (1)
Angel (1)
Mary
Joseph
Baby Jesus
Wise Men (3)

Regarding size, I would like the set to be able to fit on a small coffee table. I’m thinking the standing wise men should be about five inches tall.

The figures should resemble the figures in the book as closely as possible. Please see the images here imgur.com/a/kv92t.

I would prefer to work with a wood worker in the Seattle, however, this is not a requirement.
8 replies
26 days ago
Karina Kunins Do you happen to know any artists who work with wood?
  • 29 days ago
I wish I did - I know a great native carver/woodworker and pretty amazing live-edge furniture artist, but nothing comes to mind for this project above. Although, I will put my feelers out and ask around.
  • 29 days ago
Thanks for that! Kind of a long shot but also maybe Laura Van Horne or Emma Scherer might know someone...
  • 29 days ago
Thanks for the help on this, Liz and Karina! I know this is kind of a long shot (finding a wood carver for a custom job). Any leads would be helpful.
  • 29 days ago
I am so sorry, I don't know any wood carvers.
  • 29 days ago
Naomi Campos - can you think of an artist that could do this?
  • 27 days ago
Erin Lee The artist I can think of is Uli Kirchler. ulikirchler.com
instagram.com/ulikirchler?i...
His work is so beautiful -he’s also a great guy.
Woodworking
  • 27 days ago
My wife paints nativity sets and Mary’s as a hobby. She also has a decent collection of other nativity sets including some made of wood. She would be happy to show you what she has. They are quite nice and cone with the creche.
  • 26 days ago

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