"Real success is finding
your lifework in the work
that you love"... David McCullough


"The creative mind plays
with the object that it loves."...Carl Jung


Open Studio

On Mondays, from fall to early spring, Michael Keller conducts Open Studio for invited carvers* to work on their own projects and learn techniques, resources, wit and wisdom. This is not a formal class.

Hours are 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM most Thursdays; please call ahead to ensure my availability. There is no fee for Open Studio time. This is an excellent opportunity to hone your skills and enjoy carving with others.

* Carvers wishing to participate may contact me for an invitation to attend Open Studio.  Invitations are issued based upon varying factors. Sorry no minors at Open Studio.

Classes (None scheduled at this time)

Beyond each project itself, you will receive basic instruction on safety, carving techniques and the use of a carving knife, gouges and other basic tools. Participants are urged to bring and use a carver’s glove for safety. Your tools should be sharp and ready to use. We will primarily use a carving knife (knives), a selection of small #2, #3, #5, or #7 gouges and a ”V” tool.

Please bring a sack lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available.

Private Instruction

Michael Keller offers private instruction for up to two individuals at one time. 

Please contact us for availability, requirements, and tuition amounts. All tools and a delicious lunch are included with each class.


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