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Welcome to and My name is Hans Schwalm. For over 20 years I studied woodcarving from the Bavarian master wood sculptor Ludwig Kieninger. I create commission wood carvings for individuals, churches, and institutions. 

In addition to commission work, I teach classes at the Dallas Makerspace in order to promote wood carving in the North Texas area. For more details regarding the Dallas Makerspace, please visit Classes are posted on the Dallas Makerspace calendar

What students are saying:
"Hans Schwalm was the child prodigy and student of a German Master Woodcarver, Ludwig Kieninger. This woodcarving class is the best. If you are serious about woodcarving, you can't find a better instructor than this one.  Traditional wood carving takes time to learn, but for those who desire to learn how to use these hand tools in the traditional manner, this is the place to be." (Ricky Smith)

"I've had lessons from some of the best carvers/sculptors in the country and Hans is as good as anyone." (Fran

"I really recommend spending time with Hans Schwalm if you are looking for an opportunity to learn real artistry in woodcarving. His ability to teach is amazing. His skill set allows you to become the kind of artist you want to be. I really appreciate his approach to fostering one’s own identity into his art."  (Travis

Please browse the gallery of my work and visit the web log (blog).

(Click on any of the pictures below to enter the gallery)

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