Welcome to the Carvers Oasis, a site to celebrate the
joy of wood sculptures, particularly birds and their habitat. Walt
Blackmore, the artist, lives in Arizona. He has won several
See Gallery for another view
of this sculpture.
l awards at local, regional and national shows.
Each year he competes at the Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championships as it
is important to Walt to
have his sculptures critiqued and evaluated by the world's best carvers.
Carvers Oasis is both a virtual and real place. As a virtual space you
will see wood carvings and wood sculptures. Look at the realistically
carved birds. Walt carefully researches each subject before starting
to carve. Carvings are for sale. Walt also takes commissions.
As a real space Carvers Oasis, located in Tempe, Arizona, hosts woodcarving
seminars two or three times each year with nationally known instructors.
These seminars are normally related to bird carving or associated with the
Desert Woodcarving Show which is held in Mesa, Arizona, in February of each
year. Walt occasionally teaches classes or gives private instruction.
To see a schedule of seminars, please check the Links page and