Updates

Result Announcement of the 1st World Wood Day (WWD) International Songwriting and Ex Libris Competitions

08 Oct, 2021
The organizers are pleased to announce the following winners as a result of the review by the jury committees on 8 October (Wood Day in Japan). Please also check the official competition website (https://wwd-contest.com/english/) for more...

Music of Wood - myForest - Music Performance by Winter Sun

07 Oct, 2021
The ensemble is called "Winter Sun" Members of the ensemble: Odyssey Bogusevich, keyboard instruments. David Grout, percussion. Pavel Lukoyanov, he plays an old Russian folk instrument, gusli.

In The Trunk

04 Oct, 2021
"In The Trunk" by Michele Martinelli - 2nd Place of the WWD 2016 Video Contest.

WWD 2021 Paper Craft Community Show: FOREST

02 Oct, 2021
Ms. Nozomi Ishii has combined all submitted paper trees from around the world into the final piece: FOREST for the Paper Craft Community Show.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - "Road of Tang Poetry" by Zhou Yang

01 Oct, 2021
Zhou Yang from Shengzhou, Zhejiang, China, is an international researcher at the China Woodcarving Museum. Shengzhou is rich in traditional culture and handicrafts, and is known as the "Hometown of Root Carving,” "Hometown of Tea...

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Artist Talk with Zhou Yang & Zhang Hongping

01 Oct, 2021
Attist Talk with Zhou Yang & Zhang Hongping. They discuss their own artworks and explore how they apply skills in accordance with the materials they choose to create their individual works.

Woodcarving in Gabon: Joseph Landry

30 Sep, 2021
Mr. Joseph Landry is a Woodcarver From Gabon. He carved a Figure call Kulel. From an ethnic Group called Masango in Gabon which mean Mollify. It interlacing with many Nature motif like shape of leaf, tree trunks and roots as her base.

GeoTree - Argentina feat. Angelica Gondean & Quique Gurevich

28 Sep, 2021
GeoTree invited two Argentine artists Angelica Gondean and Quique Gurevich to share their experiences of GeoTree making. Our design team member Yamila Cartannilica also took part in this conversation. Please join us and make your own GeoTree.

WWD 2021 Folk Art - Marionette

31 Aug, 2021
Ji Tianyuan is a native of Taishun, Wenzhou, Zhejiang.  She is a National Inheritor of Puppet Head Carving Skills. 

WWD 2021 Collaborative Project - Frogwood 2021

31 Aug, 2021
Frogwood 2021 was held in the last week of July, in Oregon, USA.  30 artists participated, collaborated, and created numerous beautiful artworks. 

Traditional Music of Turkey with Wooden Instruments

30 Aug, 2021
This video will introduce you to the primary music genres and wooden instruments in Turkey.  The musical culture of Turkey is shaped and influenced by the multiple ethnicities within Anatolia region through out history.

WWD 2021 Collaborative Project - Intro of Frogwood

03 Aug, 2021
Frogwood is a collaborative event held in Oregon, USA since 2007.  In Frogwood, a group of artists with varied expertise gather around, work together, and create beautiful art pieces.

Surrender (Burning Man 2017)

28 Jul, 2021
This film by the International Wood Culture Society delves into what Oscar Wilde once said using a cultural approach, "It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little."

WWD 2021 Woodturning Demonstration feat. Li Xuemin

16 Jul, 2021
In this video, Mr. Li Xuemin introduces the features of Shawo woodturning, the usage of the tools and some reminders.

WWD 2021 - Woodturning Demonstration - Traditional Chinese Woodturning

16 Jul, 2021
Shawo village, located in Feixiang county of Hebei province, has a history of wooden-bowl turning over 300 years. There were about 100 workshops in the village making and selling wooden bowl to nearby provinces during the period of their great prosperity.

WWD 2021 Collaborative Project - GeoTree: Conversation with Participants part I

09 Jul, 2021
With the launch of GeoTree in March, we have seen many people sharing their GeoTree on Instagram. For this month's program, we have invited two participants, Tony Fortner and James Krise, to have a discusstion with us about their experience of GeoTree.

WWD 2021 Collaborative Project - GeoTree in China

09 Jul, 2021
GeoTree is a Collaboration Project of World Wood Day 2021.  Under the guidance of teachers, students Wen Fangbin and Liu Mengqi from Jiangxi Environmental Engineering Vocational College in China completed the framework of GeoTree.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving in Iran feat. Alireza Bavandpour

08 Jul, 2021
Alireza Bavandpour is a famous wood artist from Kermanshah in Western Iran.  He grew up exposed to arts and crafts, has nearly 30 years of experience of woodcarving.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving in Honduras feat. Roberto Ventura

08 Jul, 2021
Roberto Ventrua used wasted material from Down Trees to carve this artwork related to this year's Theme Wood & Co2.

World Wood Day 2021 Woodturning Demonstration recap

02 Jul, 2021
This video is the recap for World Wood Day 2021 Woodturning Demonstration virtual event.

The 1st World Wood Day (WWD) International Songwriting and Ex Libris Competitions

09 Jun, 2021
The 1st World Wood Day (WWD) International Songwriting and Ex Libris Competitions  Website: https://wwd-contest.com/english/ Theme: Annual Ring

2022-2023 WWDF Research Grant is now open for submissions

07 Jun, 2021
2022-2023 WWDF Research Grant is open for submissions on June 1st, 2021.

WWD 2021 Tree Planting in Republic of Ingushetia, Russia

04 Jun, 2021
To celebrate World Wood Day 2021 and raise public awareness to wood, together with family and friends, Aslan Ozdoev planted 20 trees in the village Dzheyrakh, Republic of Ingushetia, Russia.

WWD 2021 Tree Planting in Chechen Republic, Russia

04 Jun, 2021
To celebrate World Wood Day 2021 and raise public awareness to wood, Alsan Ozdoev and his friends planted 20 trees in the city Grozy, Chechen Republic, Russia.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Zhang Hongping

02 Jun, 2021
Master Zhang Hongping is from Quanzhou, Fujian. She has been doing woodcarving creation for nearly 30 years, specializing in character carving, various traveling creations, Dunhuang topic research and creation, and religious figures creation.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Zhou Yang

02 Jun, 2021
Master Zhou Yang comes from Shengzhou, Zhejiang. He enjoys creating pieces related to history and folk stories, turning deadwoods into exquisite artworks.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Artist Talk with Olesksandr Koniaiev & Aslan Ozdoev

02 Jun, 2021
Olesksandr Koniaiev & Aslan Ozdoev were invited to present their works and share insights in the 2021 WWD Virtual Artist talk.

WWD 2021 Paper Craft & Online Workshop (Promo)

26 May, 2021
Please stay tuned and join our Paper Craft Exhibition and Online Workshop with Nozomi Ishii on June 26th, 2021.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Basic Demonstration feat. Bill Prickett: Tools Sharpening

13 May, 2021
British artist Bill Prickett shows how to keep your tools sharp and ready to carve once they're all in place.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Basic Demonstration feat. Bill Prickett: Styles of Woodcarving

13 May, 2021
British artist Bill Prickett briefly talks about styles of woodcarving that he's familiar with.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Basic Demonstration feat. Bill Prickett: Tools and Usage - Carving Practice I

13 May, 2021
British artist Bill Prickett talks about different woodcarving tools and demonstrates the purpose of tools and proper use of tools in woodcarving.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Basic Demonstration feat. Bill Prickett: Tools and Usage - Carving Practice II

13 May, 2021
British artist Bill Prickett talks about different woodcarving tools and demonstrates the purpose of tools and proper use of tools in woodcarving.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Basic Demonstration feat. Bill Prickett: Types of Wood

12 May, 2021
British artist Bill Prickett talks about his personal favorite types of wood and their properties when he is doing woodcarving.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Basic Demonstration feat. Bill Prickett: Basic Tools

12 May, 2021
British artist Bill Prickett recommends some basic woodcarving tools to start with.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Basic Demonstration feat. Bill Prickett: Clamps/Stations

12 May, 2021
British artist Bill Prickett shares some methods to securely hold the wood piece while doing woodcarving.

WWD 2021 Folk Art - Inheritor of Wooden Movable Type

05 May, 2021
Chinese wooden movable type demonstrated by Master Zou Jianning.

WWD 2021 WWD Theater - A Tribute to Wendell Castle

30 Apr, 2021
Wendell Castle (1932 - 2018) was an internationally renowned artist from Rochester, New York, and is also known as the father of the art furniture movement.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Basic Safety feat. Bill Prickett: Tools

29 Apr, 2021
British artist Bill Prickett explains the safety issues and self-harm while using woodcarving tools.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Basic Safety feat. Bill Prickett: Personal Protection

29 Apr, 2021
British artist Bill Prickett explains the how to prevent yourself from harms while you're carving.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Basic Safety feat. Bill Prickett: Whittling

29 Apr, 2021
British artist Bill Prickett demonstrates how to properly using a carving knife or some sorts of knives while whittling away some wood from the piece you're carving.

WWD 2021 Woodcarving - Basic Safety feat. Bill Prickett: Workshop Safety

29 Apr, 2021
British artist Bill Prickett provides some tips to protect yourself from workshop hazards.  

WWD 2021 Symposium - Topic 1-1 Gerard Deroubaix

28 Apr, 2021
"Forest and Wood Products Assets for Climate Change Mitigation: Prospects for Maximizing their Effects" by Dr. Gerard Deroubaix (Estelle Vial and Claire Gourdet Institut Technologique FCBA).

WWD 2021 Symposium - Topic 1-2 Eckart Senitza

28 Apr, 2021
Keynote: "Close to Nature Forestry" as a sustainable forest management model with an integrated silvicultural system, that provides timber, carbon storage, biodiversity, and positive ambient effects.

WWD 2021 Symposium - Topic 1-3 Bernard Thibaut

28 Apr, 2021
"Middle Age and Modern Timber Techniques in the Restoration of Notre Dame de Paris" by Bernard Thibaut from Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil UMR 5508 CNRS, Université de Montpellier.

WWD 2021 Symposium - Opening Remarks

27 Apr, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, World Wood Day Event in 2020 had been cancelled, and the 2021 World Wood Day Virtual Symposium and The Third IUFRO Forest Products Culture Colloquium was held on 21-22 March, 2021. 

WWD 2021 Symposium - Chair Introduction

27 Apr, 2021
The chair of the session for first topic “Carbon Capture and Storage in Forests, Wood and Non-Wood Forest Products” is Dr. Xavier Deglise, Academician of the French Academy of Agriculture.

WWD 2021 Woodturning Demonstration - Dale Larson feat. Cynthia Gibson

08 Apr, 2021
The collaboration of Dale Larson the woodturner and Cynthia Gibson the Pyrography artist on the making of Kokeshi dolls.

WWD 2021 Wood Furniture - 10 Steps to Square feat. Anthony Fortner

08 Apr, 2021
Tony Fortner explains and demonstrates the basic of woodworking.

WWD 2021 Woodturning Demonstration (Live) - Theo Haralampou

01 Apr, 2021
The recording of the woodturning live demonstration given by Theo Haralampou during the 3/21 WWD broadcast.

WWD 2021 Woodturning Demonstration (Live) - Mike Mahoney

01 Apr, 2021
The recording of the woodturning live demonstration given by Mike Mahoney during the 3/21 WWD broadcast.

WWD 2021 Woodturning Demonstration (Live) - Alan/Lauren Zenreich

01 Apr, 2021
The recording of the woodturning live demonstration given by Alan/Lauren Zenreich during the 3/21 WWD broadcast.

WWD 2021 Woodturning Demonstration (Live) - Hassan El Farissi

01 Apr, 2021
The recording of the woodturning live demonstration given by Hassan El Farissi during the 3/21 WWD broadcast.

WWD 2021 Woodturning Demonstration (Live) - Joanne Sauvageau

01 Apr, 2021
The recording of the woodturning live demonstration given by Joanne Sauvageau during the 3/21 WWD broadcast.

WWD 2021 - Tree Planting (Japan, China, and Ivory Coast)

26 Mar, 2021
WWD 2021 Tree Planting Event in Tokyo, Japan Co-organized by Japan Wood Culture Society (JWCS)

WWD 2021 - International Woodcarving Show (Overview)

15 Mar, 2021
Starting from March 21, 2021, Online Woodcarving Show have scheduled a series of videos that cover general information of woodcarving...

手技 TEWAZA「南木曾ろくろ細工」NAGISO Rokuro Zaiku/伝統工芸 青山スクエア Japan traditional crafts Aoyama Square

11 Mar, 2021
According to an old document found in Nagiso, turnery began in the area sometime during the first half of the 18th century, when unfinished trays and bowls were being sent to Nagoya and Osaka.

The 2021 World Wood Day Virtual Symposium and The Third IUFRO Forest Products Culture Colloquium

09 Mar, 2021
CO2 & Wood: Carbon Capture and Storage in Forests, Wood and Non-Wood Products Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v...

WWD 2021 - CO₂ & Wood

25 Feb, 2021
WWD 2021 - CO₂ & Wood promotional video is now available in different languages.

WWD 2021 - Automata (Promo)

09 Feb, 2021
Promotional clip for World Wood Day 2021 Automata.

WWD 2021 Woodturning Demonstration (trailer)

04 Feb, 2021
Promotional clip for World Wood Day 2021 Woodturning program.

WWD 2021 Music of Wood - My Forest (Promo)

01 Feb, 2021
Promotional clip "My Forest" for World Wood Day 2021 Music of Wood program.

WWD 2021 Wood Design (Promo)

26 Jan, 2021
Promotional clip for World Wood Day 2021 Wood Design program.

The Beauty of Wood at the Microscale

19 Jan, 2021
Professor Barry Goodell of the University of Massachusetts Amherst presents a short overview that highlights the beauty of the microstructure of wood (wood anatomy).

2021 WWD CO₂ & Wood

13 Jan, 2021
Trees absorb CO₂ and contain carbon within wood.  Sustainable bio diversity forestry and responsible use of wood could expand carbon storage, and using wood could help reducing CO₂ emissions.  An eco-friendly material, wood is good.

Announcement

24 Dec, 2020
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, World Wood Day 2021 is being planned as a virtual celebration (details to come) along with regional and local activities...

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