Mary May is a full-time, professional wood carver in Charleston, SC. She has trained with a variety of European master carvers to learn the traditional carving techniques and styles that have been used for centuries. Mary takes in carving commissions, teaches at several woodworking schools throughout the United States and Europe, and has been a guest demonstrator at various woodworking shows, including Fine Woodworking Live. She also has an online wood-carving school where she offers hundreds of video lessons in all skill levels. Mary has been a guest on The Woodwright's Shop 4 times throughout the years, and has recently finished her first book, Carving the Acanthus Leaf.