Wood Carvings by Alan Denison

A gallery of unique wood carvings that make wonderful gifts

Every one of Alan's carving is done by hand and there are no two carvings alike.

Alan enjoys caricature carving as well as realistic carving. Since he retired from the VA several years ago, his stress levels have come down and he has been able to spend more time doing something he loves - work in his shop!

Alan and Nedra are members of several woodcarving clubs including the National Woodcarvers Association and lifetime members of the Texas Woodcarvers Guild. Alan was past President of the Capitol Woodcarvers Association in Olympia, WA before moving to New Mexico.

When we moved back to Texas & Al had to downsize his shop but he still enjoys puttering in his shop from time to time working on a variety of projects.

Please contact us for a quote

If you would like to purchase one of Alan's carvings or would like to discuss a commission, contact us.  The spoons and most of the carvings shown below are made to order so please allow extra time.

Items shown below that say "This item is no longer being made" means that once the item is sold it will not be made again.

 

Praying Hands carved by Alan Denison. Praying Hands side view carved by Alan Denison.

"Praying Hands on a Base"

10" Tall with Base

Original design of life-sized hands carved by Alan Denison. He actually used his own hands as a guide for this piece.

Each hand was carved individually, placed in the sleeves then mounted on a base. Lots of detail!

This is a commissioned piece.

Price: $295.00

SOLD

Similar carving can be made to order


"Asian Elephant"

3 3/4" tall x 6" wide

Original design & hand carved by Alan from Walnut. This carving has a lot of detail, right down to the toe nails!

SOLD

Similar carving can be made to order

Asian Elephant Carved by Alan Denison. Asian Elephant Left Side Carved by Alan Denison.

"Indian Bust"

7 1/2" tall

Hand carved by Alan

Price: $200.00

Price Reduced: $175.00

Indian bust hand carved by Alan. Indian bust hand carved by Alan.

Northwest Salmon Carving

8" tall & mounted on a base

Hand carved & painted by Alan

Price: $50.00

Price Reduced: $35.00

This item is no longer being made

Northwest Salmon Carving.

"Slick"

7" tall

Original design, hand carved and painted by Alan

Price: $75.00

Price Reduced: $50.00

This item is no longer being made

Slick woodcarving by Alan Denison.

 

Cross in Hand carved by Alan Denison.

"Cross in Hand on Base"

10" Tall

An original design

Shown in Alaskan white cedar but can be carved in other woods

Price: $150

SOLD

Similar carving can be made to order but keep in mind every carving may be slightly different.


Sun Tanned Sam carved by Alan Denison.

"Cisco"

10" Tall

An original design, hand carved and painted by Alan

SOLD

Similar carving can be made to order but keep in mind that no carving is exactly alike.


Hand-carved Cooking Spoon.

 Cooking Spoon variety of woods with inlaid handles.

close-up of an inlay in the handle.

 close-up of a handle with an inlaid bead.

Cooking Spoon

Hand carved by Alan

Al started making these for me because I love cooking with wooden spoons. Since he started making them we have worked on a lot of different shapes for different purposes in cluding salad servers & stir fry utensils. Each handle is comfortable to handle. Available in a variety of woods including, mahogany and walnut & finished with food grade oil.

These spoons are one of the most popular things Al carves and sell like hotcakes. They are made in 3 basic shapes but if you have a favorite you can send us a photo with a tracing of the shape and Al would be happy to make it for you.

Some of the spoons are made with an inlay in the handle. The inlay Al uses is either a pewter bead or a resin inlay.

Need a utensil holder for your hand carved spoons, check out the hand made utensil hold on the Southwestern Pyrography page. The holder is made by Alan and the pyrography is done by Nedra. This holder was featured in the September, 2009 issue of New Mexico magazine.

Price: $20.00 - $35.00


"Ole Sole"

3" Tall

Hand carved by Alan in cedar

Price: $50.00

This item is no longer being made

Ole Sole shoe carved by Alan. Ole Sole shoe carved by Alan.

Indian Bust carved by Alan.

Indian Bust

8" tall

Hand carved by Alan Won 1st place - Human Form 2004 Spokane Woodcarvers Show

SOLD

This item is no longer being made


Lightfoot - Cowboy Caricature carving. Lightfoot - Cowboy Caricature carving.

"Lightfoot"

14" Tall

Hand carved and painted by Alan

Won 3rd place - Caricature Carving

2004 Spokane Woodcarvers Show

SOLD

Similar carving can be made to order but keep in mind that no carving is exactly alike.


Dove pin

This lovely pin is approx. 2 1/2" wide, carved in cedar (shown) but can be carved other woods such as mahogany, cherry or walnut. comes with a 1" pin back. Carved by Alan

Price: $25.00

Reduced: $15.00

This item is no longer being made

Dove pin carved by Alan Denison.

"Lazy Pup"

Hand carved by Alan

Price: $45.00

"Lazy Pup" carved by Alan Denison.

"Crud" carving of a dog made by Alan Denison.

Meet "Crud"

Crud is hand carved by Alan.

He's housebroken and doesn't jump on the furniture.

Price: $45.00


Wizard Walking Stick_side carved by Alan Denison. Wizard Walking Stick" carved by Alan Denison.

Wizard walking Stick

Hand carved by Alan

Price: $100.00

Now: $75.00

Thid is a one of a kind walking stick & will not be made again. We do have other walking sticks left that are not listed here. If you are interested in any of them please contact us.