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Welcome to the online gallery of
~SONRISE WOODCARVING STUDIO~
At this website you will enjoy the creative offerings of master sculptor and artist Stephan Toman.
THIS WEB GALLERY IS BOTH A BUSINESS WEBSITE AND A BLOG.
You will be able to purchase existing artwork and commission original sculpture, wood carvings, and paintings if you desire to do so.
This is a WordPress “blogsite”, not a typical webpage, so you navigate by clicking on the page you want to visit in the “SIDEBAR” menu to the right.
Each page has its own information and its own gallery of photographs.
Please explore the galleries. There is an abundance of pictures for you to enjoy on the subject specific pages. Come back often. (roll your cursor over the photos to see larger views: Use your “back” arrow to return to the main pages when you are done with the close ups.)
OUR OFFERINGS INCLUDE (But are not limited to):
SCULPTURE, RELIEF CARVING, CUSTOM FURNISHINGS, SPECIALTY DESIGNS, FAMILY CRESTS AND COATS OF ARMS, KOI SCULPTURES, KOI POND TABLES, WILDLIFE ART, GUNSTOCKS, TROPHY MOUNTS, FIREPLACE MANTELS AND MANTELPIECES, UNIQUE CHAINSAW SCULPTURES, FINE HANDCARVED SIGNS, MEMORY BOXES, INSPIRATIONAL CHRISTIAN WORSHIP AND SANCTUARY ART, ARCHITECTURAL CARVING,HISTORICAL REPRODUCTION CARVING, CUSTOM COMMISSION WORK.
There is a no more creatively diverse private carving studio in America today.
A primary purpose of these pages, of course, is to shamelessly promote my artwork. I, with the help of my most wonderful wife, work very hard to create beautiful things in the hope that someone will appreciate them enough to want to own them. Many photos of past projects are in my portfolio pages to offer inspiration to you. Our offerings are limited only by your imagination and your budget. I also am creating an ever expanding catalog of decorative designs which are available for purchase.
Beyond the storefront, I want to develop this blog into a conversation about creativity and into a place where I might be able to share a bit about the art of woodcarving and sculpture and painting. I have been traveling on my own creative journey for over thirty years now, and I think I have learned enough to have something worth sharing. And it would be worthwhile to offer a place for others to be able to have input into such a conversation as well. Please feel free to comment and make suggestions either in the “reply” boxes on the various pages, or by email, if you don’t want your input to be public.
(The Coat-of-Arms pictured above is one of a pair of monumental family crests that I was commissioned to create. It is carved of as a single piece of European linden [also called “lime wood”], and is five feet wide by thirty-two inches high by 9 inches deep. It is painted in traditional milk paint and studio grade artists’ oil paints and antiqued to look two hundred and fifty years old. The pair of coats-of-arms are installed in a beautiful great room in arched alcoves above the entry doors. You can discover more about these heirloom crests on THE MONUMENTAL CRESTS – A PHOTO GALLERY page.)
“The Scottish Golfer”
“Christ the King”