But not all teachers use carving gloves and I think its a matter of choice ... I myself choose to teach with a carving glove .. but mostly carve off camera with out one ..
But I will say this to all beginning carvers ! .. Please .. Please do not carve without a carving glove ! Their made for a reason and any carver who has not been carving a long time and has not mastered total control over the knife should wear a carving glove !
I know there are alot of teachers that dont teach with them .. But most all will tell you to use them in their instruction ..
Over the years many long time carvers have learn to comfortably carve with out a glove and know how to hold the piece .. keep the knife in proper position and the carving glove is a restriction to them .. but they all knew how important the carving glove was at first and tell you so ..
So please unless you are a experienced carver .. never .. never carve with out a carving glove ..