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James Buie Chalk Art IllustratorJames Buie has been illustrating Bible Truths with lecturer's chalk since 1955 while he was a student at Mississippi College at Clinton, MS.  He did extensive studies under Dr. Sam Gore, longtime head of the Art Department.

James' interest in chalk art grew from a desire to use art in the presentation of the Gospel in overseas mission service.  Chalk art became an effective tool in his ministry as a pastor and later as a missionary in Spain.  He has also used this ministry in four countries of East Africa and eight short term mission trips to Central America. Visit the Chalk Art Gallery .



James Buie- Chalk Art Illustrator and Wood SculptorJames is also an avid wood sculptor whose work illustrates scenes from Bible stories and religious life. He is a native of Natchez, Mississippi. He became a woodcarver in 1983. Early on, Buie became interested in doing sets of carvings. His first attempt was a fifteen piece Nativity Set plus the Stable. After many years this set is still in demand due to Buie’s unique style and quality of workmanship. His choice of doing a Nativity set was inspired by a desire to create a theme that would have a lasting value and appeal to people from all walks of life. Although many hours are spent in producing the woodcarvings, Buie is most concerned that his work be affordable and that it can be owned by anyone appreciative of original works of art. Basswood is used in all his carvings. It is considered the best wood for carving and the applying of color. The Nativity Set is the perfect gift for friends and family and is something that can be passed from generation to generation. It is destined to become a collector’s item. Visit the Wood Sculpture Gallery .


James Buie Performing Power Carving in His Workshop

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Big Book of Woodcarving Patterns

Download our GIANT collection of woodcarving patterns for free. These three volumes contain over 300 patterns from our book Big Book of Woodcarving Patterns. To view the patterns in each collection, visit our Pattern Gallery.

Download the volume you want by clicking on the link below. Once you have unzipped the folder on your computer, simply print the pattern you want to use with your printer.

Volume One

Volume Two

Volume Three

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Clay Modeling As First Step in Creating Wood Carving Patterns

Creating a clay figure as the first step in creating woodcarving patterns. This is an ancient method and most of my patterns start first as a clay sculpture.  I use the same ball of Van Aken Clay (claymation) to do this.











James making clay sculpture.

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