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Bag - Woodchips, 1996 Object Reg. No: SH 961599

Bag of woodchips made and used by Eva Schubert in 1996. These chips were collected from the floor of Eva Schubert's studio in Nunawading. They are the wastage from her carving and sculpting and were made from chiselling into timber. The woodchips are allowed to accumulate in her studio since they are used to fuel the pot belly stove and keep her warm whilst working in winter.

Eva Schubert was born in the northern German part of the former Czechoslovakia in 1922. After a time as refugees in post war Europe she and her husband lived in Bavaria until immigrating to Australia in 1958. It was in Australia that Eva first began to carve, learning from her husband who was a wood worker who had trained under a master craftsman. After her husband died she took over the business and increasingly developed her own style.
Bag of woodchips in a variety of sizes and types of timber. Woodchips are the wastage of the wood carving process.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Eva Schubert
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: cultural identity, cultural traditions, german communities, german immigration, crafts, handcrafts, carving, wood carvings
Themes this item is part of: Eva Schubert, German Migrant & Artist, 1958, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: woodworking
Maker: Mrs Eva Schubert, Nunawading, Victoria, Australia, 1996
Place & Date Used: Nunawading, Victoria, Australia, 1996

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