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Ninth Wave Designs

Concord, New Hampshire On Etsy since 2010

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Ninth Wave Designs

Concord, New Hampshire | 98 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to the Ninth Wave Designs Etsy Shop -the exclusive online retail gallery for the original artwork of Lisa Laughy - including one-of-a-kind traditional hand carvings, fine art prints, and sterling silver jewelry based on carving designs.

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Last updated on Jan 15, 2018

Welcome to the Ninth Wave Designs Etsy Shop -the exclusive online retail gallery for the original artwork of Lisa Laughy - including one-of-a-kind traditional hand carvings, fine art prints, and sterling silver jewelry based on carving designs.

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About ninthwavedesigns

Sales 98
On Etsy since 2010

About my creative work:

I am a wood carver with a strong background in design and painting, living in central New Hampshire. I have been carving for the past fifteen years after spending over twenty years as a designer and illustrator. It wasn’t until my creative work became focused on wood carving that I realized how much of my earlier two-dimensional work had been conceptualized in relief. I feel now that the years of designing, drawing, and painting on paper were actually spent in preparation for working in wood, even though that was never part of my original plan. It has been a slow, steady, and seamless transition in my creative process between these two mediums, with each supporting the other.

My wood carving process primarily involves working with traditional hand tools; my use of power tools is minimal. I use a band saw or router to cut the initial shape of the wood but all of the carving work is completed using hand tools. This method creates a carving that is finished from the tool, without any sanding, leaving a subtle rippled texture on the surface. I prefer this quiet, unplugged method of wood working, creating a finished piece that reflects the time and contemplation invested in creating it.

My creative work is primarily influenced by the past – early medieval Irish manuscripts, the Stave Churches of Norway, Viking art, Renaissance geometry, alchemical engravings, and particularly how nature is represented in these historic styles. I look backward to find symbols and myths – essential elements from our collected human psyche – to employ as filters for my own personal experiences. I have also developed an invented runic alphabet to use as a way to add the texture of language and hidden meaning to my work.

Currently my work incorporates concepts of guardians, talismans, shields and vessels as forms to explore my inner concerns. I use traditional craft methods and historical themes in my work, but I approach this process with my own contemporary vision. Rather than reproducing traditional wood carving designs that have been used for centuries in architecture and furniture, I look to history for the context to create carvings that reflect personal ideas and emotional processes. I believe this is how traditions are kept alive; by taking the old ways and filling them with our own lives. In this way the tradition remains but it is carried forward through our expression of it.

Production partners

  • WearTheRare

    Kyiv, Ukraine

    Producer in silver of my original designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 15, 2018
Because the items I sell are my own creations I am greatly invested in your satisfaction with your Etsy transaction. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns at any time.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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Shipping
Shipping is via USPS, First Class or Priority Mail. Delivery Confirmation and Insurance are included in the cost of shipping. Shipping is generally within the United States only, with exceptions made on some listings of easily shipped items. Contact me prior to purchase if you would like to request shipping to a destination outside the US not included in the listing.

Customs and import taxes:
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply including VAT where applicable. Please understand if your order is delayed in customs.
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