Celebrating 30 years in business 1991-2021

John Hoesman, the Carving Fool

"Relaxing Rhinos"

Welcome to my website!  If you are searching for hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind gifts, a special piece of artwork for your home, or a colorful pin to wear with that new jacket, I may be able to help.


The galleries on the following web pages show samples of my woodcarvings, including caricatures of people, pins and refrigerator magnets, and ornaments and other hand-carved items.  For those of you looking for something to hang on the wall, I also offer paintings and drawings, samples of which are shown in separate galleries on this site.


I try to make ordering as simple as possible for you and will do my best to meet your deadlines.  Thanks for visiting my website.  I hope you find your visit enjoyable. 


This week at "The Works," July 18 - 24, 2021.

I will work on a "coach" carving, some custom (people) carvings, leaf/animal pins, various ornaments/pendants (such as the seal shown above), and chip carvings.  I will also do some oil and acrylic painting and continue work on pen and ink drawings, and charcoal drawings.  On Saturday morning, I will be at the Woodville Farmers' Market at Trailmarker Park in Woodville.  This will be my first show in almost two years!