Woodcarvers created sculptures in 40 minutes

The proceeds from the fast-carving event were given to charity.

(Source: Romana Buganová, TASR)

Only 40 minutes were set for six artist woodcarvers from Slovakia, Poland and Czech Republic to create wooden sculptures. The unconventional competition in fast-carving took place in Jánska dolina.

Sculptures were designated for auction with proceeds given for treatment of a 4-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy. In the past, money has been given to nursery schools or blind children.

“This event is organized mainly because people need it and want it,” said main organizer Ján Strachan for the TASR newswire.

Fast-carving is a hard discipline, as noted one of the woodcarvers Adam Bakoš. “We have to be careful not to hurt ourselves and because of sharp saws we also must take care not to accidentally cut off a piece of the sculpture,” he said for TASR.

Woodcarvers turn eight cubic metres of wood into sculptures during this event. A different theme for carving is given every year. This year it was a kingdom full of knights.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

So blue! Slovakia has another record in UNESCO

It is not easy to create a perfect blueprinted fabric.

Russia expels Slovak military diplomat

He must leave the country within 48 hours.

Illustrative stock photo

Slovak airports have unused potential

But several obstacles prevent their growth.

The Transport Ministry will receive more funds from the 2019 budget to support the development of airports in Slovakia.

How can we improve the integration of foreigners in Bratislava?

Municipalities recognise there is a lack of outreach on the part of administrators to foreigners, but the problem goes both ways.

Several foreigners attended the latest round table hosted by the Human Rights League.