Financial Times

“US limewood carver David Esterly whose master died 300 years ago”: article by Jonathan Foyle


» Read the Article

The Times Literary Supplement

“To be Shaped by the Wood”: review by Jenny Uglow


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The Magazine Antiques

“Lost (and found) illusions”: David Esterly’s article on painted and carved letter racks.


» Read the Article (pdf)

Upcoming Commissions


  • Letter rack/Wunderkammer composition, on a Burning Man theme; New York
  • Gush-form botanical sculpture; New York


  • Animal skull with flowers and foliage; Texas
  • Letter rack with objects from patrons’ life and collections; Michigan 


  • “Dr. Compton’s Letter Rack”, for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Arkansas


September 13, 2014 — January 18, 2015

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, AR

January 29 – March 10 2013

The Art of Subtraction: Carvings by David Esterly

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute
310 Genesee Street
Utica NY 13502

January 8 – January 18 2013

The Art of Subtraction: Limewood Carvings by David Esterly

W. M. Brady and Company
22 East 80th Street
New York NY 10075