Mallet used by Eva Schubert, circa 1996, to carve and sculpt wood in her studio in Nunawading. This mallet was a favourite tool of Eva's in her wood sculpting work as is evidenced by the amount of wear on the tool. She used it to chisel away wood in the carving process.

Eva Schubert was born in the northern German part of the former Czechosolvakia in 1922. After a time as refugees in post war Europe she and her husband lived in Bavaria until immigrating to Australia in 1955. 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.

Physical Description

Wooden mallet with turned handle and cylindrical head. Head worn with use to an inward curve. Head worn away quite significantly through use Mallet is of a dark timber, darken and polished handle from use. No manufacture labels or marks.

More Information