In The Studio With Master Artisans, Evgeni Dimov and Georgi Todorov

I had the distinct privilege of training with a true master of wood carving and metal engraving, Evgeni Dimov. On two different occasions during my stay in Bulgaria I traveled to Sopot, Bulgaria where Evgeni creates his masterpieces. His work is sought after all over the world, creating many commission pieces each year. I was […]

The Return of Desi to Egg Carving in Velingrad Bulgaria

In 2011 Desislava Kasapova (Desi for short) was my number one pupil. She spoke good English and served as my interpreter many times. She immediately showed a great level of natural skill with the Paragraver Power Pen. After school, she would often stop by the Ethnographic Museum to carve a few eggs and even took […]

Art Exhibitions in Bulgaria for Rumen Rakshiev and Nedyalka Rackshieva

Svetla Rakshieva is a respected friend and a talent artist. Her father, Rumen Rakshiev spent his life creating art in many different media. Svetla’s mother, Nedyalka Ruseva Rakshieva also practices very fine needlework created with sewing needles.  I was fortunate to be in Bulgaria at the same time Svetla offered art exhibitions of her father’s […]