Laser-cut Plywood Panels Layered & Stained To Add Depth

By Matt Schumake | Posted: 07/11/2014 1:36PM


click image to zoomMartin Tomsky logoMartin Tomsky reveals his layered plywood technique in a side view of his logo. Martin Tomsky works with a laser cutter, CNC router and several sheets of plywood to build three-dimensional sculptures of mythical creatures and fantastic landscapes. The landscapes and storylines told through the carvings are as intricate as the pieces themselves.

Tomsky's work uses a layered approach, building incrementally with cut plywood components, stained to establish visual depth. The shadows of the physical wood combined with the shading of the stain colors add to the dimensionality.

Tomsky credits the creation of some projects to use of a CNC at a U.K. job shop, 4D Model Shop. In addition to laser-cut wood sculptures, Tomsky creates illustrations for articles, childrens books, music and events.

"My personal work and illustrations for children are primarily about creating new worlds, unique characters to inhabit those worlds and to depict stories which bring them to life," Tomsky says.

Tomsky studied Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. His work has been exhibited throughout London and sold to customers around the world. The laser-cut wood sculptures are available through Etsy.


About the Author

Matt Schumake

As a writer for Woodworking Network, Matt reports on tools, trends, innovations and business methods in the woodworking industry. His experience spans e-commerce and marketing, and he specializes in developing web and media presence for businesses small and large. In addition to writing, Matt builds custom wood furniture pieces at his home in Chicago, Illinois. He can be reached at

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