Leo Sharashkin
Leo Sharashkin learned the ancient craft of traditional Russian woodcarving through an apprenticeship in Moscow with Master Ladonin, who generously shared with him ancient techniques and symbols. Leo uses woods such as birch and sassafras for his molds. His strong use of ancient Russian symbols help to make his cookie boards very unique, and quite different from the work of other carvers. Leo can be contacted through his website: http://www.ringingcedar.com Examples of Leo's work are shown below.
Leo Sharashkin
Zhar-ptitsa (Sun-bird, Crane)
Four turning vortices - Earth
Molvnichok (on mold) Kolokhort (on cake)