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Rising Dragon

Dragons are very interesting objects to carve because there are many fine and intricate details that present a great opportunity to try my skills. One of the most interesting challenges is to see how I can turn this almost flat piece into 3-dimentional scene. I like to see how far I can undercut it’s wings and as you can see, they are barely touching the background. The dragon is almost free-standing and it is hard to believe that entire carving is made out of the one single piece.

The carving is made out of section of the mammoth tusk and has pretty rosewood base. The ivory part is 3.5 inches (or about 90 mm) tall and 3 inches (75 mm) wide. The entire artwork with the base is 4.5 inches (115 mm) tall and 4inches (100 mm) wide.

This beautiful masterpiece is for sale. Please contact me for the price and shipping information.


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“Project: Specimen” is a group of creations that was produced out of seemingly useless fragments of mammoth tusk. Each of the artworks turned out to be quite a very unique experience as it had never been like as getting a piece of mammoth ivory and “removing all the extras.” Each project was living and evolving on its own, like it wasn’t just a process of carving but a way of constant discoveries of something new and different than the original thought. Several times I had to alter my original idea, but the results were amazing.

“Project Specimen N5”

This is one of several artworks where several tusk fragments were combined together. The long part is hollow inside, it is only bark that was no thicker than 3mm. The second piece was in great shape and proportion to carve a saber-tooth cat. The entire composition is over 12 inches (310 mm) and 4 inches (100 mm) wide. This carving is SOLD but if you are interested, I can carve a similar carving for you.

“Project Specimen N6”

This is another broken-off fragment of the tusk and, yet, another very interesting example of how such seemingly not very inspirational piece can be turned into something so beautiful. With this piece I decide to take my chances and carve a single image of the mammoth as deep as possible. This way it looks like the animal is stepping from some kind of deep cave, not even a stone cave but more like it steps to us from the depths of time. The artwork is suspending from two brass rods, this way all the attention is going to the carving. When on base, it proudly stands 10-3/4 inches tall (272 mm) with the diameter of the tusk being 3 inches (75 mm).
This carving is SOLD but if you are interested, I can carve a similar carving for you.

“Project Specimen N7”

Here is another project that is combination of two pieces. One is a fragment of the small tusk that probably belonged to a young mammoth, the second piece is just a small piece of “bark ivory”, it is only 2. by 2.5 inches (50×63 mm). The addition of the carving to the fragment of the tusk had made this composition more balanced and the baby looks so cute. The carving part has some distance between itself and tusk fragment, both pieces are connected by the thin brass rods. The entire artwork is not so small, it stands 11 inches (280 mm) tall.

THE CARVING IS AVALIABLE FOR SALE, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR THE PRICE AND SHIPPING INFO.

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“Project Specimen N8”

A very elegant carving with mother and cub . It looks deep and some features of adult animal and baby are carved around but the material is quite thin. It is a flaked-off piece of once a very big tusk. Even that the piece is 4.25 inches (105 mm) wide and 4.5 inches (112 mm) tall, it’s thickness is only 3/8 inches (7 mm) at the thickest . Because of such thickness, carving this loving scene turned out to be a challenge. There should be a good feeling of the depth, each character should stand-out and be quite propor-tionate. And when it came to base, it should be different than other bases. I wanted the carving to be elevated and I wanted the base to compliment the carving. It has become an art piece on it’s own. Such design is quite new but it brings-up the carving well.

THE CARVING IS AVALIABLE FOR SALE, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR THE PRICE AND SHIPPING INFO.

“Project Specimen N9”

A quite tall and impressive project that is also a combination of two pieces. The taller piece is a tusk fragment that is over 12 inches (300 mm) long and approximately 2.5 inches (65 mm) wide. It is half-round in shape and gives us a good idea how the complete tusk could look like. It was, definitely, long and slender and belonged to a female mammoth, maybe caring mother like one on the carving.
I also have found a piece of the “bark ivory” that wasn’t big enough to take attention from the tusk part, it had just s right size; 5 by 2 inches (125 by 50mm) and comparable darker colors that were creating a good contrast. For the carving design I have chosen a very gently scene where mother and cub are hugging each out with theirs trunks. As before, I’ve got curious how deep I can go and how closer to free-standing design both animals can be. The result has turned out quite good where front of the animals totally stands out but their backs are blending into background.
Both pieces are connected together by the brass rods and placed on the beautiful walnut base. The entire high of the sculpture is 15.5 inches (394 mm) tall.

This carving is SOLD but if you are interested, I can carve a similar carving for you.


Oval-2 (better name is pending)

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Small Moon

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Moon-2 with 3-dimentional ammonites

The first “Moon” lamp was so beautiful and created a lot of new ideas that I’m eager to explore. I suddenly realized that there is infinite number of possibilities and each can be incredible beautiful.

This new version of “The Moon” light sculpture that is also a very beautiful blend of artistry and engineering. Like the first “Moon” lamp, this ammonite lamp become a great success. Look at the pictures, the “Moon” lamp consists of two panels, each has a “constellation” of ammonites attached to it. Ammonites are three-dimensional with fully exposed spiral and they are not imbedded into glass but hanging on their own. Middle side of the glass panels bows inside. The distance between two opposite panels in the middle of the lamp is no more than 12mm or 1/2 of the inch. Panels are holding together by another invention of mine (called “zipper”) and can be easily be taken apart if needed. The diameter of the glass part is about 14 inches or 355mm. The base is made of iron and entire light sculpture stands 15 inches (381mm) tall and 16 inches (406mm) wide.

Please contact me if you like me to create something similar and I will gladly make another one. I can ship it everywhere.

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Big Walking Mammoth

Sometimes I get a really good and massive piece of mammoth tusk and it is calling to carve a free-standing mammoth. This is totally new design of a woolly mammoth that roamed the Earth thousands of years ago. The figurine is anatomically precise and shows a lot of detail, such as thin hair, skin folds and toes. The overall quality is extremely high, and the figurine looks awesome. It features huge tusks that were the pride of woolly mammoths.
I rarely have pleasure to work with such nice material. This particular mammoth has no base, but it would be easy to add one. The figurine itself measures about 5. inches long from the tips of the tusks to the farthest foot (or 127 mm) and 3.5 inches tall (88 mm).
This mammoth ivory artwork is SOLD. This wonderful piece of art was sold almost instantly. If you like, I can carve one for you, size may be different, depending on material available. I will ship anywhere in the world where mammoth ivory is legal.
P.S I just started to carve another one. Please contact me if you want to reserve it.

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Very big oval lamp (name pending)

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Screen Light

This beautiful design gives an infinite number of possibilities. I couldn’t even imagine in how many ways this light can be used. But first, let me tell more about it.
I wanted to create a screen that could be a lamp too. This way the screen could be placed by the wall or in the middle of the room on the little table. The screen should have light inside but still be flat enough. I had to figure out the way how it lights up and how light bulbs can fit in. It was quite a challenge for something that is barely 1 inch thick (25mm) and even smaller inside. As the result, each panel consists of two sides and can be easily taken apart. Each panel is approximately 7-by14 inches big (180-by-360 mm) and each side has different color. This way the lamp has two colors, like it is two different screens. But it is not all. Panels can be linked together in a triangle and screen will look like a try-sided table lamp. When it is linked one way, it has blue colors out, the other way has more greens out.
The screen can be taken apart, each panel is lighted individually. It can be used as two-sided screen or each panel can become individual lamp. It can be placed on the table in special base or attached to the wall as sconce. It can be hanged too. This why I’ve said about infinitive number of ways this lamp is used.
This particular lamp is sold (almost instantly) but I can make one for you. It can be even prettier with slightly different shape of panels.

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“Flamingo pavilion” lantern

Here is a new lantern in Chinese style that I really wanted to make after my trip to China and seeing those beautiful old Chinese buildings and palaces. If you look at the pictures, you will realize that each side and each panel of the lantern caves inside like roofs of Chinese pavilions. Not a single panel is flat. The beautiful flamingo color glass and ammonites are making the really wonderful blend. It took 48 highest grade ammonites to complete each lamp. The shade is 6-by-12 inches, the lantern stands 13 inches.
This beautiful light sculpture was made recently and now is for sale. Please contact me for the price and shipping information.

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“Summer night” lantern

Here is a new lantern in Chinese style with such beautiful colors that my wife called it “Summer night”. The name fits perfectly well for such perfect blend of ammonites and stained glass. It took 40 highest grade ammonites to complete each lamp. The shade is 6-by-12 inches, the lantern stands 13 inches. The shade of the light sculpture consists of very different ammonites, some are small and some are very large.
The lams is sold, but I can make another one or pair for you if you are interested.

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Elephant family

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My most complicated mammoth ivory carving with 10 elephants. The carving is done on the piece of mammoth tusk that is 16 inches or 400 mm long. The artwork is done in deep relieve with some elephants almost free-standing. This was very challenging and during the process of carving sometimes internal cavity appeared, but were incorporated into the carving. It made the process more interesting. My special thanks to Marty who commissioned this work and gave me the opportunity to make this wonderful creation. Special thanks to my wife Lei who took this wonderful pictures.


“Moon” lamp with ammonites

I often use word “unique” to describe my creations but it perfectly fits this light sculpture that is very beautiful blend of artistry and engineering. My wife called it “Moon” lamp and since then this ammonite lamp become a huge success. I had to make several of them and more people are interested. Look at the pictures, the “Moon” lamp consists of two panels, each has 26 ammonites. Middle side of the panels bows inside. The distance between two opposite panels in the middle of the lamp is no more than 12mm or 1/2 of the inch. Panels are holding together by another invention of mine and can be easily be taken apart if needed. The diameter of the glass part is about 14 inches or 355mm. The base is made of iron and entire light sculpture stands 17 inches (432mm) tall and 16 inches (406mm) wide. I made it with different kinds of glass and results were always amazing.

Please contact me if you like me to create something similar and I will gladly make another one. I can ship it everywhere.

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“Chinese Lantern” lamps

A couple of very beautiful lamps that were done in “Chinese Lantern” style. Both ammonite lamps are 6-by-12 inches (155×310 mm) in size (shade only) and look totally beautiful. The unusual shape of the lamp brought few additional challenges how the light will pass through, but I solved them with some ingenuity. There are no two similar panels in each lamp, each side is unique as unique ammonites that went into them.
Both lamps with ammonites are currently is shown in Europe but if you are interested, I can make a one for you. It will look different but very beautiful too.

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Saber tooth cat

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This time I decided to carve a free-standing sabertooth cat. Ice age animals keep to fascinate me and sabertooth cat is very beautiful and powerful animal that is truly representative of Ice Age, almost of the same importance as the Wholly Mammoth.

What I like about this statuette that it is very dynamic. The cat is moving, the muscles are bulging, it’s mouth is growling. Something dramatic is about to happen.

To create this piece of art I used a very fine piece of fossil walrus ivory with different kinds of coloration. You can even see some traces of blue. Eyes, teeth, mouth, all carved with great detail. Fossil walrus ivory presents it’s own unique challenges to the artist and should be carved with great attention. The material came from the ancient tusk of walrus that was found on the shores of Bering sea by native Alaskans. The base of the carving is made of the bark ivory of wholly mammoth tusk with it’s own unique coloration. It has blue and greenish colors that is quite rare. This material came from Siberia.

This elaborate and unique ivory carving of sabertooth cat is SOLD. If you like I can carve one for you out of fossil walrus or mammoth ivory, size may be different, depending on material available. I can ship anywhere in the world where mammoth ivory is legal.


“Dawn time”

This big and massive figurine depicts a woolly mammoth that roamed the Earth thousands of years ago. The figurine is anatomically precise and shows a lot of detail, such as thin hair, skin folds and toes. The overall quality is extremely high, and the figurine looks awesome. It features huge tusks that were the pride of woolly mammoths.

This piece was hand-carved from a high-grade mammoth ivory. I rarely have pleasure to work with such nice material. It had no cracks at all. The mammoth is situated on a piece of mammoth tusk section, it was a part of the hollow section of the tusk, which adds to the composition.

The figurine itself measures about 4.5 inches long from the tips of the tusks to the farthest foot (or 110 mm) and 4 inches tall (100 mm) including the base.

This mammoth ivory artwork is SOLD. This wonderful piece of art was sold almost instantly. If you like I can carve one for you, size may be different, depending on material available. I will ship anywhere in the world where mammoth ivory is legal.

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Mammoth mama

A good example how something that started as one kind of project ended up becoming something different but even more interesting. It started as another “Walking mammoth” project but one my friend suggested to turn it into a scene. This baby seemed as a good choice and it turned to be a mischievous one, the same way how all babies behave when they simply want to play.

The carving is SOLD now but let me know if you like to commission something like that or something different.

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“The mammoth scene”

This time I’m showing my newest carving that is now completed. It is quite ambitious project that is showing five adults and two baby mammoths. Two adult bull mammoths are fighting and babies and females are watching them. One male calf is getting too “exited” and probably wants to join.
The carving is taking place on piece of bark ivory 15 inches or 381 mm long and 3.25 inches or 83 mm wide. It has the base made out of another piece of bark ivory. Each mammoth is carved in great detail, even their hair. You can see how animals appear almost free-standing. The background is carved too with many bushes.

This piece of ivory is pretty unique because of it’s coloration. As yo can see, it has darker front and background. It is not artificial, it is how mineralization occurred over the thousands of years. This why I can carve white part and use dark sides for front and background. I love when I can get pieces like that, they are looking so beautiful when carved.

The mammoth tusk carving is sold.
Thank you Steve for such kind words:”
….I really like you piece it is the best of our collection. Steve S…..”


Semi-oval lamp

Another semi-oval lamp that turned out totally stunning. The light sculpture consists of two convex sides with most beautiful ammonites, 22 per each side. The lamp is 11 inches (280 mm) wide and about 15 inches (381 mm) high. It is sold but if you like, I will gladly make a new one for you.


Mother and calf pendant

This pendant is slightly over two inches tall and set in silver. I’m very proud and feel very privileged to make this pendant because it was ordered by very amazing person, by Mikhaila Rutherford herself, the US Olympic swimmer and gold medalist. Here is her actual words:

OMG!!!! The pendant is GORGEOUS in real life. The photos don’t even come close! Absolutely amazing! I will treasure it forever! Thank you sooo much! Mikhaila

Every artist dreams about such words and very happy to hear them. Thank you, Mikhaila.


Mammoth bark ivory and tusk pieces for sale (2018)

Attention to all interested. All the pieces of material offered for sale here are of fossil origin and belong to now extinct animals of Woolly Mammoth. Most of the material came from Siberia, some pieces are from Alaska. The sections of mammoth tusk were found in the ground by occasion and really are by-product of mining operations. Some pieces are white, it means, they were found above the arctic circle where they were frozen for more than 10,000 of years. They are usually found by gold miners. If ivory showing some colors it can be because it shows some mineral penetration. When bark ivory shows some blue, it happens because it had absorbed some Vivianite. If ivory shows some brown-and-black, it comes from the places below the arctic circle like from the Siberian city called Karaganda where it can be found during open pit coal mining. Each kind of material has it’s own unique qualities and can be transformed into beautiful piece of art. Having such material on the market actually creates a good alternative to any kind of modern ivories and makes elephant poaching less profitable and lowers interest to elephant ivory. If there was bigger amount of mammoth ivory on the market, it could drive the price so low that elephant poaching would be not worth the risk and maybe abandoned altogether.

Unfortunately, some states decided to ban all fossil ivories even if it belongs to extinct creature. Because of this I will not be able to sell any of material or carvings to anybody in New York, New Jersey and California. I do encourage you to look at my lamps in Ammonite gallery. Please, don’t forget to check your local ivory laws.
Enjoy my new selection. Thank you

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Lot of mammoth tusk chunks MT-20
Here is a set of smaller flat bark ivory pieces. Each of the pieces has it’s own unique coloration. They are good to be used for small carvings, jewelry or inlay, maybe small knife handles too.
If you need additional information about size or color of each piece, please contact me. All sizes are shown in the inches.
Weight: 1lb (.457kg)
Price: SOLD

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Mammoth tusk section MT-19
Here is a mammoth bark ivory piece that is has some brown outside and white inside. This piece is good to be used for small carvings, jewelry, scrimshaw or inlay, knife handles too.
(Dimensions on the picture are shown in inches.)
Length: 11 inches (279mm) at the longest
Width: 3 inches (76mm) at the widest
Thickness: about 1.25 inch (32 mm) at the thickest
Weigh: 1lb 1.1oz (.488kg)
Price: $165.00 including shipping. International shipping pays extra.

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Lot of mammoth tusk chunks MT-18
Here is a set of smaller flat bark ivory pieces. Each of the pieces has it’s own unique coloration. They are good to be used for small carvings, jewelry or inlay, maybe small knife handles too.
If you need additional information about size or color of each piece, please contact me. All sizes are shown in the inches.
Weight: 1lb (.457kg)
Price: $100.00 including shipping. International shipping pays extra.

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Mammoth’s tusk chunk MT-17
A small piece of mammoth tusk, mostly bark with beautiful pattern and rare blue colors.
All sizes are shown in the inches.
Length: 5.5 inches (114mm) at the longest
Width: 2.75 inches (70mm) at the widest
Thickness: 1/2 inch (12mm) and thicker
Weigh: 6.8oz (.194kg)
Price: SOLD

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Lot of mammoth tusk chunks MT-16
Here is a set of smaller flat bark ivory pieces. Each of the pieces has it’s own unique coloration. They are good to be used for small carvings, jewelry or inlay, maybe small knife handles too.
If you need additional information about size or color of each piece, please contact me. All sizes are shown in the inches.
Weight: 1lb (.457kg)
Price: $100.00 including shipping. International shipping pays extra.

Mammoth ivory bark piece MT-14
Here is a chunk of mammoth ivory. It is mostly bark with beautiful patterns and colors. One side is very thick mostly with white material. This piece can be used for knife handle making or jewelry making, carving and scrimshaw.
Length: 11 inches (279mm) at the longest
Width: 3.75 inches (95mm) at the widest
Thickness: 1.5 inch (38mm) at the thickest
Weigh: 1lb 4.1oz (.568kg)
Price: SOLD


One of my biggest lamps with ammonites, a very simple and elegant creation. The shade is in lens shape and it is totally enclosed. It took a good deal of creativity to be able to put lights inside of the shade. The “saucer” diameter is 15 inches (35cm) and entire light sculpture stands 4 feet tall (122cm). The piece is sold but if you like I can make new one for you.


Mammoth bark ivory and tusk pieces for sale (2018)

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Mammoth tusk section MT-13
Here is a chunk of mammoth ivory. It is a part of hollow section. One side is very thick and looks quite solid. This piece can be used for knife handle making or carving, jewelry too.
Length: 4.00 inches (100mm) at the longest
Width: 4.50 inches (114mm) at the widest
Thickness: 1.7″ (43mm) at the thickest
Weigh: 1lb(.457kg)
Price: $120.00 including shipping. International shipping pays extra.

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Mammoth tusk section MT-12
Here is a chunk of mammoth ivory. It is part of hollow section with beautiful crackling patterns and light colors. This piece of mammoth ivory bark is very pretty and holds the shape of the tusk. It can be used for carving or knife handle making. This piece of ivory is good for relieve carving. Looks like it will be great fro scrimshaw.
Length: 8 inches (204mm) at the longest
Width: 2.75 inches (70mm) at the widest
Weigh: 1lb 6.3oz(.636kg)
Price: $175.00 including shipping. International shipping pays extra.

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Mammoth tusk chunk MT-11
Here is a mammoth bark ivory piece that is mostly brown outside and white inside. This piece is good to be used for small carvings, jewelry, scrimshaw or inlay, maybe knife handles too.
(Dimensions on the picture are shown in inches.)
Length: 9.75 inches (225mm) at the longest
Width: 2.75 inches (70mm) at the widest
Thickness: about 3/4 inch (20 mm) at the thickest
Weigh: 9.3oz (.265kg)
SOLD

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A huge Mammoth tusk section MT-10
Here is aa big chunk of mammoth tusk for sale with some variations of brown and white colors. The piece can be used for knife handle making, jewelry, any kinds of carving and scrimshaw. It has plenty of useful material.
Length: 12 inches (307mm) at the longest
Width: 5 inches (127mm) at the widest
Thickness: 3 inch (75mm) at the thickest
Weigh: about 7lb (over 3 kilos)
Price: $1100.00 including shipping.

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Mammoth tusk section MT-9
Here is a small tip of mammoth tusk for sale with brown and white color. The piece can be used for display or carving.
Length: 4.5 inches (113mm) at the longest
Width: 1.75 inches (45mm) at the widest
Weigh: 6.4oz (.182kg)
Price: Sold

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Mammoth tusk/ bark sections MT-8
Here are few mammoth bark ivory pieces that is mostly cream-colored outside and inside. It came from the same tusk section as MT-6 or MT-8. The entire section was found in deep permafrost and because of that it lucks darker colors. This pieces are good to be used for small carvings, jewelry, scrimshaw or inlay, maybe knife handles too?
(Dimensions on the picture are shown in inches.)
Length: Length: 8.75 inches (222mm) at the longest
Width: 1.75 inches (44mm) at the widest
Thickness: about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch (6 to 12 mm) at the thickest
Weigh: 12.8oz (.368kg)
Price: $100.00 including shipping. International shipping pays extra.


Mammoth bark ivory and tusk pieces for sale (2018)

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Mammoth tusk/ bark sections MT-7
Here are 3 mammoth bark ivory pieces that is mostly cream-colored outside and inside. It came from the same tusk section as MT-6. The entire section was found in deep permafrost and because of that it lucks darker colors. This pieces are good to be used for small carvings, jewelry, scrimshaw or inlay, maybe knife handles too.
(Dimensions on the picture are shown in inches.)
Length: Length: 10.5 inches (265mm) at the longest
Width: 2 inches (50mm) at the widest
Thickness: about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch (6 to 12 mm) at the thickest
Weigh: 1lb 7oz(.644kg)
Price: $140.00 including shipping. International shipping pays extra.

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Mammoth tusk section MT-6
Here is a mammoth bark ivory piece that is mostly cream-colored outside and inside. It came from the same tusk section as MT-5 and other two pieces. The entire section was found in deep permafrost and because of that it lucks darker colors. This piece is good to be used for relieve carvings, jewelry, scrimshaw or inlay, knife handles too.
(Dimensions on the picture are shown in inches.)
Length: Length: 10.5 inches (265mm) at the longest
Width: 3.25 inches (81mm) at the widest
Thickness: about 3/8 inch to 5/8 inch (9 to 18 mm) at the thickest
Weigh: 1lb 1.5oz(.479kg)
Price: $200.00 including shipping. International shipping pays extra.

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Mammoth tusk section MT-5
A very impressive chunk of mammoth ivory with plenty of solid white material. It came from the same section as MT-1 and MT-2. This piece is very good for many purposes like carving, jewelry making or….
Length: 10.5 inches (265mm)
Width: 3.0inches (76mm) at the widest
Thickness: almost 1.5 inch (40mm) at the thickest
Weigh: 1lb 13.9oz (.837kg)
Price: $300.00 including shipping. International shipping pays extra.

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Mammoth tusk section MT-3
A piece of bark of mammoth tusk. It has beautiful light cream colors and nice pattern. The piece can be used for knife handle making, jewelry, relieve carving, scrimshaw.
Length: 5.5 inches (139mm) at the longest
Width: 4.5inches (114mm) at the widest
Thickness: 1/4 inch (6.5mm) all around
Weigh: 10.8oz (.307kg)
Price: SOLD

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Mammoth tusk section MT-2
A very impressive chunk of mammoth ivory with plenty of solid material. It came from the same section as MT-1. This piece is very good for many purposes like carving, jewelry making or….
Length: 9 inches (230mm)
Width: 3.5inches (85mm) at the widest
Thickness: almost 1.5 inch (40mm) at the thickest
Width: 2lb 1.1oz (.927kg)
Price: $300.00 including shipping. International shipping pays extra.

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Mammoth tusk sections MT-1
A very impressive chunk of mammoth ivory with plenty of solid cream-colored material. This piece is very good for many purposes like carving, jewelry making or….
Length: 10.5 inches (265mm)
Width: 3.5inches (85mm) at the widest
Thickness: almost 1.5 inch (40mm) at the thickest
Weigh: 1lb 12.8oz(.806kg)
Price: $300.00 including shipping. International shipping pays extra.


Behind the curtains (Medieval carving-2)

I was fortunate to see many medieval ivory carvings in different famous museums. Such incredible art kept my interest for a long time. Most what amaze me are artworks that made of several flat panels carved in deep relieve, it is hard to imagine that so much action can be placed in such small panels. Seeing those diptychs (two panels), triptychs (three panels) and other works stimulated me to create my own “medieval” carving with elements of Romanesque art as it was done back then. During medieval ages people preferred carvings with religious theme, those diptychs and triptychs often served as mobile altars for nobility. I chose to go with fairy tale for my carving. My diptych consists of two panels of mammoth ivory, each is 2-1/4″ (56mm) wide, 4″ (100mm) high and only 8mm thick (that presented a real challenge to create a depth effect). I took the full advantage of such wonderful material and carved the composition in great detail going ad deep as possible. Wings of the dragon and curtains almost free-standing, you can pull thread behind them. Same is with many features of the girl and dragon. This mammoth ivory carving looks even deeper than it is. Panels are hinged together, as was done in medieval times, they can be closed as a book. This elaborate and unique ivory carving is for sale. Please contact me for price and shipping information.


Convex-Concave light sculpture

My latest creation: a very beautiful lamp for which I used milky glass and 40 ammonites, with a totally different shape than before. As you can see, glass panels are concave, and ammonites are in convex shape, creating additional depth and showing all the beauty of ammonites. It also has one large ammonite on the top as a cover that keeps the light trapped inside. The lantern stands 13 inches high and it is 7 inches wide.

This totally unique lamp with ammonites is sold. Please contact me if you like me to create something similar.


Panther 2

This time I carved again the free-standing panther. What I like about this statuette that it is very dynamic. The panther is moving, the muscles are bulging, it’s mouth is growling. Something dramatic is about to happen.

To create this piece of art I used a very fine piece of fossil walrus ivory with different kinds of coloration. You can even see some traces of blue. Eyes, teeth, mouth, all carved with great detail. Fossil walrus ivory presents it’s own unique challenges to the artist and should be carved with great attention. The material came from the ancient tusk of walrus that was found on the shores of Bering sea by native Alaskans. The base of the carving is made of the bark ivory of wholly mammoth tusk with it’s own unique coloration. This material came from Siberia.

This elaborate and unique ivory carving is Sold. Please contact me if you like me to carve one for you.


Fossil walrus ivory and tusk pieces for sale

Lot of fossil walrus chunks WT-2
Here is a set of smaller fossil walrus chunks. Each ivory piece has it’s own unique coloration. Some have several layers of colors. They have plenty of solid material and are good to be used for small carvings, jewelry or inlay, maybe small knife handles too.
If you need additional information about size or color of each piece, please contact me.
Weight: 1lb (.457kg)
Price: $100.00 including shipping. The Fossil Walrus ivory material can be sold only in US.


Semi-oval lamp “BUD”

Here is my recent creation, the semi-oval lamp with ammonites. It is one of those projects when beauty of ammonites fits so well with the shape of the lamp coming into one very beautiful creation. It remained me of the flower bud, ready to open and surprise us. It took 38 highest grade ammonites to complete the lamp. The lantern stands 13 inches high and it is 9 inches wide.

This totally unique lamp with ammonites is sold. Please contact me if you like me to make one for you.


Sabertooth cat family

Just a family of sabertooth cats with mother in the middle tending her young. I made this carving using a single cross-cut section of mammoth tusk. The ivory was well preserved in permafrost and stabilized. All the cracks have been treated and some of them are well incorporated into the carving. Mammoth ivory is a perfect material for very detailed projects such as this one. The carving is 5 inches wide and 4.5 inches tall.
This picture is temporal, I will put more pictures soon that will present this work of art in greater detail.

This elaborate and unique masterpiece is SOLD.


Matching pair of Chinese style lanterns

Here is my recent creation, the matching set of lamps with ammonites. It is one of those projects when beauty of glass meets so closely with beauty of the nature. It took 40 highest grade ammonites to complete each lamp. Each shade is 6-by-12 inches, each lantern stands 13 inches. Each shade of the light sculptures consists of very different ammonites, some are small and some are very large. The lamps are sold, but I can make another one or pair if you are interested.


Milky glass light sculpture

This unusual lamp has 32 big ammonites placed over it’s surface. Each of the ammonites shows full spiral and simply wonderful. This ammonite lamp is 6-by-12 inches in size and looks totally beautiful. The unusual shape of the lamp brought few additional challenges how the light will pass through, but I solved them with some ingenuity.

This lamp with ammonites is sold but if you are interested, I can make a one for you. It will look different but very beautiful too.


Semi-circular lamps with ammonites

These two lamps with ammonites belong to the same concept of the lamp as one below. Almost 40 ammonites went into this light sculpture. It is about 11-by-12 inches (280-by-305 mm) in size.
The lamps are sold, but I can make another one or pair if you are interested.


Black shell sea turtle

My new very interesting and very pretty carving of the sea turtle that was made using several different kinds of mammoth ivory. The shell was made out of very rare and very pretty kind called black mammoth ivory. It is really black and it is natural coloration that happens after mammoth tusk was exposed for thousands of years to different minerals. The black colors in this piece were running deep (another rare occurrence) that allow me to carve the shell deep with bringing up several different shades of black. I made flippers and head out of highest grade white mammoth ivory and base is made out of round section of mammoth tusk (so-called bark ivory) with brown coloration that I carved to look like a coral reef.

The turtle is 3-1/4 inches (83mm) long from tip of it’s nose to the end of it’s flippers. the base is 3-3/4 inches (92mm) long. The width between tips of the flippers is 2-3/4 inches (70mm) and entire composition is 2 inches (51mm) tall

This mammoth ivory carving is SOLD


Small figurine of woolly mammoth

This small figurine depicts a male woolly mammoth that roamed the Earth thousands of years ago. The figurine is anatomically precise and shows a lot of detail, such as thin hair, skin folds and toes. The overall quality is extremely high, and the figurine looks awesome. It features huge tusks that were the pride of woolly mammoths.

This piece was hand-carved from a high-grade mammoth ivory. The mammoth is situated on a piece of mammoth tusk bark, which adds to the composition. The figurine itself measures 2-1/4 inches long from the tips of the tusks to the farthest foot and 1-7/8 inches tall including the base.

This mammoth ivory carving is Sold


Jellyfish

Carving a jellyfish was a really unique opportunity to bring forth the beauty of the creature, beauty of material and possibility to really challenge my craftsmanship. The entire ivory carving is made out of two different pieces of fossil walrus ivory with different coloration. The base is the butt part of fossil walrus tusk, it is so old that ivory had become black in some places. The jellyfish sits on the wavy silver rod. The height of the carving is 5.5 inches (140 mm) without the base. With the base, it is 6.5 inches (165 mm) high.

The ivory carving is SOLD


Medieval carving (no name yet)

I was fortunate to see many medieval ivory carvings in different famous museums. Such incredible art kept my interest for a long time. Most what amaze me are artworks that made of several flat panels carved in deep relieve, it is hard to imagine that so much action can be placed in such small panels. Seeing those diptychs (two panels), triptychs (three panels) and other works stimulated me to create my own “medieval” carving with elements of Gothic art as it was done back then. During medieval ages people preferred carvings with religious theme, those diptychs and triptychs often served as mobile altars for nobility. I chose to go with fairy tale for my carving. My diptych consists of two panels of mammoth ivory, each is 1-1/2″ (38mm) wide, 4-1/2″ (112mm) high and only 5mm thick (that presented a real challenge to create a depth effect). I don’t have any name for it yet, feel free to contribute to the idea and help me to name it. Panels are hinged together, as was done in medieval times, they can be closed as a book or displayed using a wooden base I made for them.

This “medieval” ivory carving is Sold.


Owl

I got one time a piece of fossilized walrus ivory, a very tip of the tusk with very beautiful colors. The image of an owl fitted it perfectly right. As the base I used a round section of mammoth tusk with nice creamy colors. Both pieces of ivory, walrus and mammoth created a very nice composition. It stands 3-5/8″ (92mm) high and 3″ (76 mm) wide at the base.


Semi-circular lamp with ammonites

Another new concept of the lamp that displays all the beauty of ammonites. Almost 40 ammonites went into this light sculpture. It is about 11-by-12 inches (280-by-305 mm) in size.


Round lamp with ammonites

Here I proudly present one of my most favorite masterpieces. It took more than one hundred ammonites to create this light sculpture and I had to work with each ammonite individually to have all its beauty exposed. This lamp is about 8.5 inches (over 216 mm) in diameter and 14 inches (356 mm) tall. The lamp also has a round cover with one big ammonite in the middle.

The lamp is sold, but I will gladly make a new one with your choice of glass.


Milky glass lamp with ammonites

This rectangular lamp with ammonites is very different in design and meant to show the beauty of ammonites to the fullest.


Blue shell sea turtle

My new very interesting and very pretty carving of the sea turtle that was made using several different kinds of mammoth ivory. The shell was made out of very rare and very pretty kind called blue mammoth ivory. It is really blue and it is natural coloration that happens after mammoth tusk was exposed for thousands of years to different minerals. The blue colors in this piece were running deep (another rare occurrence) that allow me to carve the shell deep with bringing up several different shades of blue. I made flippers and head out of highest grade white mammoth ivory and base is made out of round section of mammoth tusk (so-called bark ivory) with brown coloration.


Profile of the walrus

Here is one simple yet pretty fossil walrus ivory carving. It is showing a walrus, how it was possible looking in its real life long time ago and is made on the tip of a walrus tusk that was found on the shores of St. Lawrence island. The carving is 3-3/4 inches (95 mm) tall. As the base a thin round section of mammoth tusk was used.

Sold


Grown-ups business-2

This mammoth ivory carving is showing a moment of life of mammoth family. One mammoth is calming her calf while the other mammoth is trying to chase the sabertooth cat away.
For this work I used an outer section of mammoth tusk 6-3/4″ (171mm) tall, 3″ (76mm) wide and 7/8″ (23mm) thick on the thickest. Mammoth ivory is very wonderful material to carve and I tried to go as deep as I can and have this carving in very detail. Each of the characters is carved so deep, it is almost free-standing. In the same moment, I tried to preserve an authentic looks of the mammoth tusk.
Base is made out of aromatic cedar and included.

This ivory carving is SOLD, but I always work on something similar.


Ivory scales for knife handles.

Knife scales KS-14
A nice pair of mammoth ivory bark scales with light cream colors and beautiful grain. A totally flawless material for knife handles. It has one natural crack on one of them but it add more “character”.
Length: 4-5/16″ (110 mm)
Width : 1-3/8″ (35 mm)
Thickness: 3/16″ or thicker for most of it (4.7 mm)
Price :$105.00


Ivory scales for knife handles.

Knife scales KS-7
A nice pair of mammoth ivory bark scales with rich variety of brown and dark colors. A perfect material for knife handles for smaller knife. Possibly folding knife
Length: 3-1/2″ (86 mm)
Width : 7/8″ (21 mm)
Thickness: between 1/4″ (6.3 mm) and thicker
Price :$80.00


Ivory scales for knife handles.

Knife scales KS-5
A nice pair of mammoth ivory bark scales with rich variety of brown and dark colors. . A perfect material for knife handles for any kind of knife. Back side may need some build-up.
Length: 4-5/16″ (109 mm)
Width : 1-3/8″ (35 mm)
Thickness: up to 1/4″ (6.3 mm) on the thickest
Price :$110.00

Knife scales KS-3
A nice pair of mammoth ivory bark scales with really wonderful colors. The grips are very elegant with many characteristics that make mammoth ivory so unique. they have some natural crackling. It is a great material for knife handles for any kind of knife.
Length: 3-7/8″ (99 mm)
Width : 1-1/8″ (29 mm)
Thickness: 1/4″ to 3/8″ (6.5 9.5 mm)
Price $120.00 including shipping. International shipping pays a little bit extra.


Eye-shaped lamp with ammonites

This lamp is very pretty and elegant. The shade consists of two curved panels roughly 10-by-10 inches (250 mm) in size. It took over 60 ammonites to build this lamp. The base is made out of walnut.

The lamp is sold, but I will gladly make a new one with your choice of glass.


Rectangular Ammonite lamps

Here are two of my rectangular lamps with ammonites. Those lamps were made with approximately 46 ammonites (each worked individually) and lamps’ size is 4.5-by-9-by-12 inches. The base is slightly wider and longer and made out of Butternut wood or Walnut.


The 4-in-1 or Inside-Out lamp

This lantern consists out of three 7-by-14 inches separate panels. They not soldered to each other, it is more like “hinged” connection and they can be easy separated by taking the rods out. Note that all the surfaces are flat in this position, all the ammonites here with their sliced side out. Look what happens if you will take one rod out. The lantern can be easily transformed into the screen. It can be fireplace screen or, using the original light, it can be screen lamp.

Now, let’s see how this shade looks on the other side. See how different the surface, the texture. I used to grind ammonites flat before, now they have their forms intact. The lamp’s surface becomes now three-dimensional with ammonites sticking out. I would say, there is much more work involved to prepare each ammonite to show both sides, but the results are amazing.
The lamp is ready now to assume its 4rt position and go back on base with all the panels locked into triangle.


Wall light

My next lamp with ammonites didn’t start as the wall light but I changed design in the process and it turned really beautiful. Such design allows to see all ammonites at once.


First lamp with ammonites

My very first lamp with ammonites.  When I had the idea to incorporate ammonites into stained glass design I had no idea how to work with ammonites and if this idea will work at all. Few people who are the experts in geology and gemology tried to talk me out of doing that. They warned me that ammonites are extremely fragile, very sensitive to high temperatures and so on. Well, they were right. They only forgot to say that calcite, that ammonites are consist of, is also very sensitive to chemicals that are involved in stained glass works. I had to overcame that obstacle too. The result, that little lamp, only 5-by-10 inches was so pretty that I couldn’t stop and continued to explore with new designs.


Sea lion migration

My newest fossil walrus ivory carving, “The seal migration” was carved out of entire walrus tusk that was tumbled in the sea for a long, long time. Even now it looks impressive being almost 24 inches (600mm)long and 2-3/4 or (70mm)wide. I carved it as deep as possible and some of the sea lions are almost free-standing. The base is made out of walnut.


Sea Spirit

Here I present one of my experiments in bone carving. The material used for this carving is a lower jaw bone of walrus. I’ve found it on the shore of St. Lawrence island and the local people kindly let me take the bone with me. As you can see, it was tumbled in the sea for a very long time before it was washed ashore. I left the rear of the jawbone intact in the same condition as it was found.


Mammoth Migration

This composition features 7 mammoths, which includes two calves. It is an example of relief carving, showing a flat representation of three-dimensional objects on a panel. An observer may enjoy how the smooth shapes of mammoths are enclosed within the scenery of their habitat. The panel is about 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick, and it is enough thickness to show mammoths in great detail. You may see how the trunks of the mother and the calf tangle. It is interesting to look at the panel from different angles and discover more details of the work.

The piece measures about 15 inches high. It is carved from a bark ivory piece that was cleaned, polished and dried. The colors are all natural. By looking close at the details, one may notice how the texture and color of ivory changes with the depth of the carving. There is a number of cracks that run along the piece, but none of them harms the composition. Instead, they add to the authenticity and age of the ivory.



Woolly Mammoth

This amazing figurine depicts a male woolly mammoth that roamed the Earth thousands of years ago. The figurine is anatomically precise and shows a lot of detail, such as thin hair, skin folds and toes. The overall quality is extremely high, and the figurine looks awesome. It features huge tusks that were the pride of woolly mammoths.

This piece was hand-carved from a high-grade mammoth ivory over the course of few weeks. The mammoth is situated on a beautiful wooden stand, which adds to the composition. The figurine itself measures 3 x 2-3/8 inches, not including the tusks. It is a great display piece and a timeless art object.

This ivory carving is SOLD but if you are interested, I can carve a new one for you.


Sea Turtle 2

The shell of the Turtle is made from fossil walrus ivory. For the head and legs I used pieces of mammoth ivory. Base is a section of a mammoth tusk.
I tried to bring forth all the beauty of each kind of material that went into this ivory carving. The carving is 3.5″ (90mm) long and 2-5/8″ (66mm) wide. It stands 1.4″ (35mm) toll


Walking mammoth

Name:

Walking Mammoth

Material:

Mammoth ivory

Description:

This ivory carving is made of high grade ivory. It’s base is another piece of mammoth ivoryThe carving is 1-3/4″ (45 mm) tall and 2-1/2″ (64mm) long without tusks, 3-1/2 (89mm) long with tusks.

Mammoth with calf

This round section of the mammoth tusk that was used for this carving probably belonged to a juvenile mammoth, maybe slightly older than the calf on the carving, it is about 1-1/2″ in diameter.


Mammoth with light

Name: Mammoth lantern

Material: Outer section of mammoth tusk

Description: This round section of the tusk is not so thick and it gave me an interesting idea; to carve it deep enough so light can go through. Then I put a little light behind and reflector. When light is on, the effect is very beautiful, it gives some extra depth to the carving and every small detail stands out. The light set and the reflector can be easily removed.
The carving is 4.5″ (114mm) tall and 3-3/4″ (95mm) wide plus width of it’s wooden base.

The ivory carving is SOld


Mammoth and Sabertooth

The piece of mammoth ivory, that was used to create this carving, used to be a tip of mammoth tusk or a section of the tip. It definitely was used to chase the predators away. It was my first thought when I saw this piece of material and I wanted to bring it back to action one more time.
The carving is 6″ (150mm) tall and 2-1/4″ (57mm) wide plus width of it’s wooden base.


Bison

 

Name:

Bison

Material:

A thin piece of mammoth tusk

Description:

This piece of mammoth tusk is only 5/8″ thin (about 16mm) at the thickest, but I carved it as deep as possible. I tried to show each detail of this magnificent animal that we so fortunate to share our Earth with.
The ivory carving is 4 (100 mm) long and stands 3″ (76 mm) tall. The base is made of walnut.

Barn owl

Name:

Barn owl

Material:

A thin piece of mammoth tusk

Description:

This piece of mammoth tusk is only 3/16″ thin (about 4mm) at the thickest, but I managed to take the full advantage of this material by carving it as deep as possible. The owl is almost free-standing with every feather carved in full detail.
The carving is 4-1/4 (108 mm) long and stands 2-3/4″ (70 mm) tall. The base is a small rectangular piece of mammoth ivory.

Light in Coils (panel)

Light in coils

I like to work with stained glass, but I like to bring fossils there too. I pioneered in using ammonites with stained glass, a very careful process with many challenges, but the results are amazing. This panel is roughly 23″-by-22″ or 300-by-300 mm in size.

Please, visit my blog to see my “Light in Coils” projects.

http://kstainedglass.blogspot.com


A touch of past

A touch of past

I often restore mammoth tusks. It is very interesting experience, but it is depends how well tusk was preserved. The tusk can tel you entire story about the animal; it’s gender, age, eating habits and where it was found. Very fascinating. I like this picture, it has many memories from the past.


Around the hollow tree

Name:

Around the hollow tree

Material:

Hollow section of fossil Walrus Tusk

Description:

Just a family of raccoons playing around the hollow tree-stump.
The ivory carving is SOLD


Wavy fantasy

Name:

Wavy Fantasy

Material:

Fossill walrus ivory

Description:

Here is an interesting delicate carving, which can be worn as pendant. Very unusual.

The ivory carving is available


Welcoming the newcomers

Name:

Welcoming the newcomers

Material:

The outer layer of mammoth tusk that is called bark ivory and it is slightly different than inner ivory. It is much stronger and protects tusk from breaking during animal’s life. It’s current color is determined by minerals that were absorbed while it was in the ground for 10000-40000 years. This particular piece is very unique because of it’s coloration. The tusk split apart as far as several thousand years ago and this piece got “colored” by minerals at front and back leaving layer of white ivory in the middle. It helped to separate images of mammoths from the background. No artificial coloring was applied to this ivory carving.

It may be suggested that many of the cracks started to appear during animal’s life.
Base is made of aromatic cedar. Carving is 14in. (350 mm.) long, 5in. (75 mm tall)

Description:

While male woolly mammoths led solitary life, female mammoths lived in groups where they could provide care and protection for each other and their young. This carving shows episode from life of such “family”. It looks like new female and her baby want to join the group and rest of the mammoths came to look at them.

 


Wholly rhino

Name:

Woolly rhino

Material:

Mammoth bark ivory. Base is made of aromatic cedar. This ivory carving is 6.0 in. (152 mm.) long.

Description:

Ice Age is not only associated with Woolly Mammoths and Sabertooth cats. The other mighty beast living all over Europe and Asia was Woolly Rhinoceros. They appeared about 1 million years ago and only 10,000 years ago become extinct. They were bigger than modern rhinos and virtually had no enemies except humans.


Full Moon

Name:

Full Moon

Material:

Basswood

Description:

This facial study was made using oval basswood plaque that is 12″ long and 9″ high


Lilith

Name:

Lilith

Material:

Section of Mammoth tusk

Description:

The ivory carving is currently available for sale.

Sold


Menhir

Name:

Menhir

Material:

Mammoth ivory carving

Description:



A menhir is a large upright standing stone. The function of Menhirs has provoked more debate than practically any other issue in European pre-history. Over the centuries they have variously been thought to have been used by Druids for sacrifices, used as territorial markers or elements of a complex ideological system, or functioned as early calendars. Until recently, menhirs were associated with the Beaker people, who inhabited Europe during the later third millennium BC; the European late Neolithic and early Bronze Age. However, recent research into the age of megaliths in Brittany strongly suggests a far older origin, perhaps back to six to seven thousand years ago. Many menhirs are carved with megalithic art. This often turned them into anthropomorphic stelae, although images of objects such as stone axes, ploughs, shepherd crooks and yokes were common. With the exception of the stone axe, none of these motifs are definite, and the name used to describe them is largely for convenience.


Selena playing with sunlight

Name:

Selena playing with sunlight

Material:

Plate of mammoth ivory

Description:

Even the Moon Goddess needs some sunlight to shine.


Sabertooth

Name:

Sabertooth cat

Material:

Mammoth bark ivory. Base is made of aromatic cedar. This ivory carving is 6.75 in. (164 mm.) long.

Description:

The outer layer of mammoth tusk is called bark ivory and it is slightly different than inner ivory. It is much stronger and protects tusk from breaking during animal’s life. It’s current color is determined by minerals that were absorbed while it was in the ground for 10000-40000 years. It may be suggested that many of the cracks started to appear during animal’s life.


Tuscon show 2009

Those images were taken during Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. This show is a big international event and brings most unusual minerals and event-related artworks from all over the world.
This booth where I was working with several art pieces that needed some minor repair, belonged to “Ice Age” association that brought most incredible carvings from Russia.


Panther

Name:

The ivory carving of Panther

Material:

Fossil walrus tusk with nice coloration. Base was made from fossil mammoth ivory.

Description:

Idea of this carving came after meeting a big group of cats living in one house and people around them with their thoughts and emotions.


Images of the Past

Name:

Images of the Past

Material:

Description:

It was made from a round sawed-off piece of a mammoth tusk, which had just enough material to wonder how the mammoth might look like in this ivory carving.


Mammoth King

Name:

Mammoth King

Material:

Mammoth Ivory

Description:

One of the best stylizations of the Great Woolly Mammoth, which roamed the world thousands of years ago. The original idea of this ivory carving belongs to good friend and teacher, Alexander Kornev who designed entire “Ice Age” chess set where similar figurine was the King. This work was done using the highest grade ivory.

The words of the client who commissioned this work:

Dear Mr. Soyfer,…
…… Now, I want thank you myself for allowing me to purchase such a gorgeous work of art from you. It is indeed beautiful and even now I consider myself fortunate to own such a wonderful work. I very much admire such craftsmanship and skill that it takes to do this…..I simply cannot say enough about it.
…….Again, it’s not very often I would be able to thank an artist, almost in person, for creating a work of art for me, but now,
I am pleased to say thank you so very much for doing that magnificent carving for me.
My kindest regards and thanks,
– Dan


Trumpeting Mammoth

Name:

Trumpeting Mammoth

Material:

Piece of bark mammoth ivory


Sea Turtle

This is a mammoth ivory carving. Stand is made from aromatic cedar.
I would describe this project as an attempt to create a carving of a sea creature in motion.


Rising from the Deep Blue

Name: Rising from the Deep Blue
Material: Seal is made from a piece of fossilized walrus tusk. Ocean (base) is a piece of Charoite – very rare mineral that can be found only at one place on Earth – river Chara in Siberia.



Walrus

Name:

Walrus

Description:

This carving is made from the root of fossilized walrus tusk. The tusk was found by an Eskimo diver, who lives on St. Lawrence island. Using a boat, he went to a place where walruses lived long time ago and searched for their remains on the sea floor. The waves are usually high and there is no visibility underwater.

The stand is made from aromatic cedar.


Seal #1

Name:

Seal #1 (on the right)

Material:

Root section of fossilized walrus tusk. This material is often found on the beaches of St. Lawrence island, where it is washed ashore. The age of the tusk may be between 100 and 1000 years old.

SOLD


Seal #2

Name:

Seal #2 (on the left)

Material:

Mammoth Ivory Carving

Description:

The ivory carvings are placed side by side to show the difference in materials. White mammoth ivory is quite different from the fossilized walrus tusk.

Stands for Seals #1 and #2 are made from aromatic cedar.


Picture Frame with Elk

Name:

Picture Frame with Elk

Material:

Basswood and Walnut

Description:

Nice decoration for a home, made of 2 kinds of wood. The figurine of Elk is carved of a single chunk of wood, including antlers. The picture frame is decorated with leaves and is situated on a walnut base.


The Great Woolly Mammoth

Name:

The Great Woolly Mammoth

Material:

Mammoth Ivory

Description:

One of the best ivory carvings of the Great Woolly Mammoth, which roamed the world thousands of years ago. The figurine shows fine details for hair, eyes and the trunk. Its large hump and relatively small curved tusks tell us that it is a juvenile boy.


Grown-up Business

Name:

Grown-up Business

Material:

Section of a Mammoth Tusk

Description:

Very sophisticated work with beautiful colors and high detail. This ivory carving is made in Stan’s favorite relief style.
Stan adds: “I really wanted to see how far I can go. And I wanted to use this beautiful piece to the maximum.”


Fighting Mammoths

Name:

Fighting Mammoths

Material:

Mammoth Ivory Bark

Description:

Here is another stylization of mammoths, depicting a fight scene between two adult males. The material shows numerous cracks some of them probably originated when animal was alive used his (he was most likely male) tusks to fight other mammoths. This ivory carving is 13″ by 5″ (appr 320 mm by 124 mm).


Mammoth and Wolf

Name:

Mammoth and Wolf

Material:

Mammoth Ivory Bark (base made of Cedar)

Description:

This ivory carving is showing a scene of opposition between a Woolly Mammoth and a Wolf. Indeed, the competition is unequal – the Ice Age Giant could win over a dozen of wolves. But the scene might have taken place in the real world thousands of years ago.


Who Is Your Daddy?

Name:

Who Is Your Daddy?

Material:

Mammoth Ivory Bark

Description:

We’ll need to ask Stan if this carving depicts a family, or a confused baby that is trying to find his daddy. In any case, this ivory carving has a great quality and detail, with amazing colors of the ivory bark layer. On this chunk, the bark is very thick, and the material allowed to carve a deep relief.


Calfs Play

Name:

Calf’s Play

Material:

One Solid Ivory Piece

Description:

Even the little baby mammoths had impressive tusks, with which they could defend themselves or play as it shown in this ivory carving


Moose

Name:

Moose

Material:

Single Piece of Basswood

Description:

Wonderful carving of a moose, situated on a large carved leaf.


seal with fish

Name:

Seal

Material:

Single Chunk of Mammoth Ivory

Description:

Here is one of the last Stan’s carvings: an underwater seal, carved in mammoth ivory with algae and fish around it.


Owl

Name:

Owl

Material:

Ancient Fossilized Walrus Tooth

Description:

“That tooth was almost a finished owl, I only had to shape it a little” – says Stan, showing one of his last ivory carving projects. A nice pendant on a silver chain carved with great detail and perfect quality.

The owl measures 40 mm tall and is made from a fossilized walrus tooth, legally found in Alaska. Here is also one small owl similarly made, it is 1″ or 25mm tall.

Two other owls are Stan’s first experiments as silversmith. The small one is appr. 1.5″ or 40 mm tall, the larger one is 2.5″ or 83mm. Both were carved from chips of fossil walrus tusk.

Please contact for availability


Walrus #1

Name:

Walrus #1 and #2

Material:

Ancient Fossilized Walrus Tusk

Description:

The pieces of tusk were most likely an Eskimo artifacts, because they look like arrowheads. The pieces still show rough shaping with a primitive tool.

Currently available


Walrus #3

Name:

Walrus #3

Material:

Ancient Fossilized Walrus Tooth


Walrus #4

Name:

Walrus #4

Material:

Ancient Fossilized Walrus Tooth

Currently available (same or similar)


Walrus #5

Name:

Walrus #5

Material:

Ancient Fossilized Walrus Tooth

Currently available (same or similar)


God of HUnting

Name:

God of Hunting

Material:

Pendants were made out of tips of Deer Antler

Currently available (same or similar)


Pentacle

Name:

Pentacle

Material:

Mammoth Ivory

Description:

A pentacle or pantacle (in Thelema) is an amulet used in magical evocation, generally made of parchment, paper or metal (although it can be of other materials), on which the symbol of a spirit or energy being evoked is drawn. It is often worn around the neck, or placed within the triangle of evocation.


Calling the Spirits

A thin piece of mammoth ivory was used to create this carving.
The ivory carving is SOLD.


Isis

Name:

Isis, ancient goddess

Material:

Mammoth ivory bark

Description:

In Egyptian mythology Isis was the wife and sister of Osiris and mother of Horus. This nice relief ivory carving depicts Isis with a cat on a part of an ancient mammoth tusk.


Sun face clock

Name:

Clock with Sun

Material:

Wood and Copper

Description:

For Stan and his family, the old copper clock dial has a great sentimental value, as it was brought from the USSR amongst other family possessions.


Schooner

Name:

Schooner (looks like ancient scroll)

Material:

Single Chunk of Aromatic Cedar

Description:

This is probably Stan’s favorite carving, made in the form of an ancient scroll. It is one of Stan’s first works and still is a main exhibit of his own collection.


Clock with Dragon

Name:

Clock with Dragon

Material:

Basswood

Description:

Hand-carved wall clock with a dragon, castle and numerous decorations.


Goddess of Earth

Name:

Goddess of Earth

Material:

Basswood

Description:

Modern view of Goddess of Earth that gives birth and nourishment to people and plants, rules over changing of seasons, light and darkness, birth and aging.


Owl

Name:

Owl

Material:

Mammoth Ivory Carving

Description:

Carved from a single chunk of mammoth ivory, this small statue is a beautiful piece of art. Nice shape with smooth and sharp edges, interesting material, typical color. You can clearly see dark thin lines on the surface, which are layers of mammoth ivory.


Snake Goddess

Name:

Snake Goddess

Material:

Basswood

Description:

Here is an absolutely amazing carving of a woman (a Goddess), made on a wooden plate and covered with a thin layer of lacquer.


Ancient Parchment (Mammoth)

Name:

Ancient Parchment (Mammoth)

Material:

Basswood

Description:

Another great representation of a Woolly Mammoth, with huge tusks and a long trunk. Great decoration.

Currently available


Name:

Walrus

Material:

Single Chunk of Mammoth Ivory

Description:

A small piece of bark ivory converted into a walrus ivory carving by Stan.


Fox

Name:

Fox

Material:

Mammoth Ivory Carving

Description:

Carved from a single chunk of mammoth ivory, this small figurine is a beautiful piece of art. Nice shape with smooth and sharp edges, interesting material.


Wavy Fantasy

Name:

Wavy Fantasy

Material:

Mammoth Ivory and silver

Description:

Here is an interesting delicate ivory carving, which can be worn around the neck. Very unusual.

Currently available for sale

 


Goddess

Name:

Goddess

Material:

Mammoth Ivory

The ivory carving is currently available (same or similar)