Danielle Rose Byrd is creating Woodcarving Videos
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patrons

I'm a woodcarver and artist from Bar Harbor, Maine making bowls with hand tools and the occasional power tool. Lots of people have seen bowls made on a lathe, but few people have seen bowls made like this. Though the process is much slower, this deliberate practice allows for endless shapes, contours, designs, and textures. 

I've received so many questions about my process, enough that I've decided to start giving everyone a little more insight into what exactly it is I do. Whether you're just curious, want to try your hand at carving, or plain enjoy my work and want to help support its continued creation, these videos will be more in-depth than any content on Instagram or Youtube.

PLEASE READ: The system is set up so that patrons are charged at the time of subscribing, and then at the beginning of every subsequent month. I appreciate you understanding how much this type of streamlining helps this one woman show keep track of her subscribers.

Though never intended to be a substitute for in-person instruction, my videos will provide a much more affordable alternative to attending a class. Content will be uploaded regularly, and access to all previous videos will be available. Get updates on current projects, see how different textures are created, learn how to sharpen gouges, and more!

Patreon also helps me to use my knowledge and internet access to disrupt the narrative that wealth, race, identity, and gender must dictate one's access to education. For many budding carvers, and even a lot of the experienced ones, traveling to a class is way out of their budget. For a lot of women, trans, bipoc, poc and gender non-conforming people, these classes pose more than just financial challenges. Young people with crippling student loan debt may want to learn these skills but don’t have the means to take a class. A platform like this allows all of them safe and affordable access to this information. Though not a long-term solution, it's a step towards empowering these individuals with the skills to build a system which replaces the one never built for them.

Questioning why this is even necessary to mention? Please ask yourself - have you seen many young people in any woodworking classes you've taken? How many women? Any person of color?

See how the numbers start to dwindle? There's a reason for that. There are many in fact. Discrimination takes many nuanced forms, and though I frequently find that it is not the intention to make anyone feel unsafe, the impact of a white and male dominated workshop culture has not evolved quickly enough to provide consistent and reliably safe spaces for these people. There is no room for argument here, and I will be monitoring these spaces to see that everyone is made welcome and treated with respect.

If you would like to help me provide content in an effort to give a leg up to underrepresented carvers without the income to pay for an in-person workshop, please keep in mind that this resource is made with them in mind, but is truly intended for any and all people who find this work interesting and want to give it a try. I am making accessible the information I wish I had when I was learning, and breaking down the barriers that still exist within workshop culture to help the next generation of skilled crafters, builders, and makers.
Tiers
Go, Dbyrd, Go
$1 or more per month
Maybe you just want to support my work and aren't interested in watching videos. And maybe I love you.
The Gouge
$3 or more per month
  • Came here to learn about carving? Here's the ticket. Tutorials and quick tips to help you along. 






The Knife
$5 or more per month
  • Tutorials and quick tips plus
  • Time lapse process videos of recent projects  






I'm a woodcarver and artist from Bar Harbor, Maine making bowls with hand tools and the occasional power tool. Lots of people have seen bowls made on a lathe, but few people have seen bowls made like this. Though the process is much slower, this deliberate practice allows for endless shapes, contours, designs, and textures. 

I've received so many questions about my process, enough that I've decided to start giving everyone a little more insight into what exactly it is I do. Whether you're just curious, want to try your hand at carving, or plain enjoy my work and want to help support its continued creation, these videos will be more in-depth than any content on Instagram or Youtube.

PLEASE READ: The system is set up so that patrons are charged at the time of subscribing, and then at the beginning of every subsequent month. I appreciate you understanding how much this type of streamlining helps this one woman show keep track of her subscribers.

Though never intended to be a substitute for in-person instruction, my videos will provide a much more affordable alternative to attending a class. Content will be uploaded regularly, and access to all previous videos will be available. Get updates on current projects, see how different textures are created, learn how to sharpen gouges, and more!

Patreon also helps me to use my knowledge and internet access to disrupt the narrative that wealth, race, identity, and gender must dictate one's access to education. For many budding carvers, and even a lot of the experienced ones, traveling to a class is way out of their budget. For a lot of women, trans, bipoc, poc and gender non-conforming people, these classes pose more than just financial challenges. Young people with crippling student loan debt may want to learn these skills but don’t have the means to take a class. A platform like this allows all of them safe and affordable access to this information. Though not a long-term solution, it's a step towards empowering these individuals with the skills to build a system which replaces the one never built for them.

Questioning why this is even necessary to mention? Please ask yourself - have you seen many young people in any woodworking classes you've taken? How many women? Any person of color?

See how the numbers start to dwindle? There's a reason for that. There are many in fact. Discrimination takes many nuanced forms, and though I frequently find that it is not the intention to make anyone feel unsafe, the impact of a white and male dominated workshop culture has not evolved quickly enough to provide consistent and reliably safe spaces for these people. There is no room for argument here, and I will be monitoring these spaces to see that everyone is made welcome and treated with respect.

If you would like to help me provide content in an effort to give a leg up to underrepresented carvers without the income to pay for an in-person workshop, please keep in mind that this resource is made with them in mind, but is truly intended for any and all people who find this work interesting and want to give it a try. I am making accessible the information I wish I had when I was learning, and breaking down the barriers that still exist within workshop culture to help the next generation of skilled crafters, builders, and makers.

Recent posts by Danielle Rose Byrd

Tiers
Go, Dbyrd, Go
$1 or more per month
Maybe you just want to support my work and aren't interested in watching videos. And maybe I love you.
The Gouge
$3 or more per month
  • Came here to learn about carving? Here's the ticket. Tutorials and quick tips to help you along. 






The Knife
$5 or more per month
  • Tutorials and quick tips plus
  • Time lapse process videos of recent projects