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.

Skryť Remove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
Skryť Remove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

“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.

Top stories

News digest: Vaccine mandate not on the table right now

Omicron wave gains strength. Parliamentary committee to discuss Russia-Ukraine situation. Disney+ coming to Slovakia.


9 h
Illustrative stock photo

Slovak, Catholic, and ageing. But some of the 2021 census is a surprise (+graphs)

The data also revealed that almost 4 percent of inhabitants were not born in Slovakia.


25. jan
Illustrative stock photo

Omicron send thousands of uninfected students and their parents into quarantine

A shorter quarantine period for schoolchildren could reduce the shortage of parents.


16 h
The three largest banks in Slovakia will launch instant payments on February 1 of this year.

Money in your account in seconds. Instant payments are about to become reality

Three Slovak banks will launch instant payments on February 1.


17 h
Skryť Close ad