The Sign Carver: Celebrating 22 years of Craftsmanship

Photographed: A hand carved wooden sign for African Kirikara Arts & Craft, Hout Bay

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Carved Corbels

Carved Corbels

Carved Corbels in Oak One of two carved corbels in oak for a client who wanted something a little different for his oak fireplace mantle. The client being in Port Elizabeth, sent a pictures of the sort of look he wanted and included the measurements required so that the corbels fitted the fireplace mantle. The… Continue Reading

Pediment detail

Pediment detail

Pediment detail for Camps Bay kitchen Pediment detail for Camps Bay kitchen. This type of carving, with paint effect in this example is one of many patterns that can be carved in various sizes for many varied applications. Elements like this have been made and cast in cement for building exteriors or carved in wood… Continue Reading

Architectural Feature

Architectural Feature

Carved corbels for a Camps Bay Kitchen Carved corbels and running pattern embellishment on a smoke extractor in a Camps Bay house, Cape Town. The corbel is a classical style of bracket which is used in architecture, in wood and stone. It is having a resurgence at present, especially in hotels, where the classical styles… Continue Reading

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Who is the Sign Carver?

A Graphic designer by trade, Ivan Hunter bravely left the humdrum of his advertising career in 1994 to pursue his passion of sculpture and carving. In the transition from pixels to woodchips, Ivan showed great talent and craftsmanship and eventually decided to launch the Sign Carver business.

Since then, the Sign Carver has never looked back and this year, we celebrate 22 years in this exciting trade.

The Sign Carver lives by his mantra "Follow your joy" and by the looks of it, he's always happiest amongst a pile of woodchips.

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