Celebrating 30 years in business 1991-2021

John Hoesman, the Carving Fool

Ohio State Football Coach Larry Johnson

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 coaches and famous and not-so-famous 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," April 11 - 17, 2021.

Highlights for this week will include a carving of Ohio State Coach Ryan Day (left), a carving of Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian and a couple custom carvings of people.  I will also work on smaller carvings, and continue work on a new acrylic painting and an oil painting. Work on pen and ink drawings and charcoal drawings will continue.