Celebrating 30 years in business 1991-2021

John Hoesman, the Carving Fool

Ohio State Coach Francis Schmidt

Welcome to my website!


The galleries on the following pages show samples of woodcarvings, including caricatures of people, pins and refrigerator magnets, ornaments, and other items that I have made over the years.  I also offer paintings and drawings, samples of which are shown in separate galleries on this site.  


While I'm taking fewer orders these days, please feel free to contact me if you see something in these webpages that you would like, or if you have a special art project that you would like me to take on.  


I hope you find your visit to this website enjoyable.   


This week at "The Works," Oct. 17 - 23, 2021.

This week, I'll work on coach carvings and some fish (see "Gold fish" above.  This particular fish is an upside-down catfish found in the Nile River.  It is an enlarged replica of a fish sculpture from ancient Egypt that dates back to 2030 -1650 B.C.) In addition, I will continue work on bird and chip carvings, and I should start a new oil painting.