The Carving Consortium
a listserv focused on the art of
Soft Block Carving and Printing
with attention to the Creative Process
The Carving Consortium Listserv has been active since January '97. The Carving Consortium was the outgrowth of an online group of 28 dedicated eraser carvers who communicated by sending e-mail messages to one another through an online mailing list.
January 2002 a change was made to replace the verbage of "Eraser Carving" to "Soft Block Carving and Printing". Historically, many of our members' first carving experiences were with erasers. As a natural progression with their art, many have incorporated the use of larger blocks of soft carving materials which enable the creation of larger images. The descriptive words now express that artistic change.
The Carving Consortium is an international group. Members of the Carving Consortium represent the full spectrum, from beginner to the advanced soft block carver.
If you are new to our group please click here for an eraser carving description.
The CarvingConsortium Yahoo group is a restricted list. It is private yet open to anyone who respectfully refers to our guidelines and restrictions, and will provide their name, street address by e-mail to Debbie Kiest, list owner. Her email address is email@example.com
THIS WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER RECONSTRUCTION. MANY OF THE LINKS AND MUCH OF THE INFORMATION IS OUTDATED. WE ARE HOPING TO HAVE IT ENTIRELY REVISED INTO A NEW, UPDATED SITE LATER THIS SUMMER. BUT THERE IS STILL MUCH INFORMATION THAT IS USEFUL, SO CHECK IT OUT. Any questions about carving and the CC Yahoo group? Please contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org. She looks forward to hearing from you. CARVE ON!
P.S. If you are visiting this site because of the marvelous carved RubberStampMadness July/August cover done by our friend and mentor, Julie Hagan Bloch, WELCOME!
Her correct email address is email@example.com. It is incorrect elsewhere on this site.