DEBORAH MILLS WOODCARVING
CUSTOM DESIGN: CARVED BY HAND WITH CHISELS, MALLET & PASSION
One-of-a-Kind    Limited Edition    Original Design    Reproduction
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INTRODUCTION TO RELIEF WOODCARVING CLASSES
I teach classes focusing on the traditional methods of relief woodcarving right in my carving studio, with tools and materials provided.  CLICK HERE for class descriptions, schedules and registration info.

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CRAFT IN FOCUS NEW YORK 2019
May 18, 19 & 20, 2019
Industry City, Brooklyn
I'll be offering a beginner's carving workshop each day of the festival and otherwise demonstrating woodcarving and showing my art.  My workshops are for adults, but I welcome families and kids to get a sense of what involved during my demos - I love to let kids try their hands (with a parent's permission) at cutting the wood! You can try it out, too, Mom & Dad!

Admission is free and tickets to the Festival's many workshops are on sale now and at the Festival.

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2018 To Current:  SCOUT AND GEM DOLLS on Broadway hit TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD!
My version of Boo Radley's carved dolls of Scout and Jem (which he hides as a gift for them in the bole of a tree) are those you see on the stage of Aaron Sorkin and Bartlett Sher's current broadway hit.  What an honor to have my work gazed at and held every performance by Jeff Daniels, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gideon Glick and Will Pullen.


















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SHORT DOCUMENTARY VIDEOS/INTERVIEWS BY THREE TALENTED TEAMS!


"Deborah Mills, Woodcarver"  by Walter Zhang, 2018


"Made in Queens: The Woodcarver" by Queen Public Television, 2019


"The Quality Series: Deborah Mills, Woodcarver" by Sharleen Rydie for Quinn, 2017


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Ongoing Exhibition at THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, NYC
My museum copy of a fragment of ornamental molding with frolicing dolphins (originally installed in the RMS Mauretania in the early 1900s) is still on view at the Museum's current exhibit: "Millions: Migrants and Millionaires About the Great Liners 1900-1914"

A nice slideshow of me copying the panels is here.

For two years I continued working on the copy during weekly demonstrations at the museum's Maritime Craft Center, where I and others demonstrated our crafts to museum visitors (The Craft Center is sadly defunct as the museum repurposed the room that housed the Center in 2019):























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NEW YORK POST ARTICLE 4-19-2017 - "NYC Real Estate Loves Old Tricks for New Homes"


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FALL SALON SHOW 2017
November 18 to December 31, 2017
Juried exhibition at Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City, NY

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KIEHL'S SOAP CARVING DEMO
March 31, 2017
I pre-carved about 120 Kiehl's soaps for the company's guests, then demonstrated soap-carving during a fun Kiehl's Mens Products launch in Soho.  I stared at a lot of men's noses and beards during my subway commute that week.  Apologies, guys. It was purely professional.





























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CARVING DEMO AT BMW CORPORATE EVENT
March 22, 2016
I demonstrated woodcarving at a BMW event during the 2016 Auto Show, part of the company's Centennial celebrations highlighting their craftmanship and quality.


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6th Annual LIC ARTS OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND
Saturday, May 21 & Sunday May 22, 2016 from noon to 6PM
For the 6th year, hundreds of artists in Long Island City opened their studios to the public.

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ART NIGHT AT WATERSIDE SCHOOL, STAMFORD, CT
May 29, 2015, 6 to 8:00PM
As one of the guest artists invited to the school's Art Night, I showed my sculptures and demonstrated woodcarving for the enthralled and enthralling elementary students of Waterside School.  An inspiring evening!

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Featured Workshop, AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
Thursday, January 8, 2015 and Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 5 to 7:30PM
2 Lincoln Square, New York City

Drawing on themes and motifs in the exhibition "A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America," I led the participants of these sold-out workshops on a process-oriented, basic introduction to woodcarving at the American Folk Art Museum.  Stay tuned for upcoming workshops at the museum by e-mailing publicprograms@folkartmuseum.org for details or to be added to the wait-list.


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