Thomas Makosky


My products are hand carved items including boxes, plaques, coasters, cheeseboards, butter boards, tissue box covers and key holders.I now sell work and demonstrate chip carving at the Bridgeton Mill as an artist-in-residence. Chip carving is a technique of carving geometric shapes with a knife to make a design or pattern. I carve only on basswood (aka linden). I acquire my lumber from a Parke Co., IN, sawmill. I draw my pattern directly on the wood with a pencil, using a compass, circle templates, and a straight edge. After I have finished carving the projects, I stain it with gel stain and then apply several coats of protective coating such as lacquer and polyurethane. The type of carving that I do is called chip carving which is a seldom practiced form of carving. I am original as I create my own designs. Everything that I make is a one-of-a-kind piece. I demonstrate my process at every venue in which I participate. I have been recognized by Arts Illiana with the Terre Haute Street Fair Artists' Choice Award. My works have been featured in several juried Arts and Craft Fairs throughout the Midwest. Before Bridgeton, I have previously accomplished residencies at Rockome Gardens in Arcola, IL and Billie Creek Village in Rockville, IN.I additionally have select pieces available for purchase at the Linden Leaf Gift shop with the Sisters of Providence, as well as the Sugar Creek Art Center in Thorntown, IN.I am a member of the National Wood Carvers Association, the Wabash Valley Wood Carvers Club, Arts Illiana, and the Wabash Valley Art Guild.

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8104 Bridgeton Road

Bridgeton, IN 47836

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(812) 251-9840