Doug Oliver is professional woodcarver and sculptor who trained with Bavarian master carver Ludwig Kieninger (1926-2014) for over 10 years and became well versed in multiple traditional styles. Now with over 20 years experience, Doug routinely sculpts in multiple styles in both wood and clay. Custom woodcarving and sculpting done by hand and in the traditional European style is his specialty.
His original carvings make beautiful additions to private residences, churches, and institutions. Beside carving unique wood statues, Doug also creates one of a kind, custom designed ornamental, decorative, and architectural carvings and often carves replicas of missing or damaged wooden parts of antique furniture and fireplace mantels. Almost all of his carvings are done by hand with chisels and gouges using traditional methods. If you are looking for original, custom woodcarving, Doug is the right person to contact.
Doug Oliver in his Carving Studio, Carvings executed in the Mansbendel tradition.