Our carvings are from wood. They are made and decorated by hand by the artists who live in different parts of Russia. Some of them are professional artists, others are "professional amateurs", who carve beautifully, but have other professions. In between the people we work with there are doctors, architects, nurses, interior designers and even lawyers, who carve and paint... PROFESSIONALLY!
Carver and artist are two people participating in the creation of one wooden figurine. The carver receives the commission from the artist to make a carving, who usually gets an order for one or several types of work in advance. Then the artist (painter) decorates - the carving. It could take months ro carve one work. When an experienced (or one of the best) carver and a professional painter are involved, the work could cost thousands of dollars.