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CCA MERIT AWARD was presented to Arnold Smith of Adrian, GA at the Artistry in Wood Show in Dayton, OH on November 11, 2012. The award is presented to a carver who exemplifies the art of caricature carving and as an encouragement for the advancement of caricature carving.
"Bill is an excellent carver with an extraordinary ability to meld his vision and artistic skills ... His work is unique and truly original"
Wayne Barton; Woodcarving Illustrated, Summer Issue, 2015
Desiree Hajny of Blue Hill, NE has been involved in the arts for the past thirty-six years as a teacher in the public and private sectors, as the author of eight books and contributor to seven others, and contributing editor to several periodicals in the United States and Europe. Desiree has been creating wood sculptures of mammals since 1985.
"There are a lot of things that I love about being a woodcarver, but the greatest reward is sharing my work with people and seeing the wonder and joy on their faces."
Helen Gibson, the Folk School's Resident Woodcarver since 1990, is a Brasstown Carver in the famed local tradition. She studied with Jack Hall and is one of the few instructors who still carves and teaches the Brasstown Nativity figures she illustrates in her books, Carving the Nativity and The Animals of the Nativity. These, along with her books on carving Moses and St. Francis of Assisi, depict her highly detailed style of carving in the round. Helen teaches workshops throughout the Southeast.
Sometime in the nineteen eighties, my wife gave her mother a carving of a chickadee as a Christmas present. The chickadee had been carved by Don McDonald a carver from east Tennessee. For a number of years I had admired the carving, then one day I said to myself “I think I can do that”. So I got some wood and began my carving journey. That journey has taken me far beyond anywhere I could have imagined when I first took the wood and knife in hand.
Art from the Bark business is owned by Kathy Overcash, a woodcarving artist and instructor. Kathy has been carving since 2006. After taking a whimsical bark house class with Rick Jensen, she fell in love with carving Cottonwood bark and specifically, bark houses.
I have taught woodcarving professionally for 12 years. I have been featured in Wood Carving Illustrated, Chip Chats, and on the DIY Networks Series Wood Sculptors. I also have a book "Carving Natures Rascals" I teach a wide range of animals, Santas, and will design new pieces for carving clubs. Classes range 3 to 5 days depending on the size of the piece.
"I might be a little man in a big world but on our 30 acres I'm the one in charge when the wife's not around!"
Mark is an award winning woodcarver and has been carving for a little over twenty years. He is a member of The National WoodCarvers Association as well as many local woodcarving clubs. A self-taught carver, who is well known for his distinctive clean-cut style of carving.
For Mitchell, carving has provided more than an outlet for his creativity. Mitchell feels the biggest reward has been the friendships made with others that share his interest in the art of woodcarving. Mitchell enjoys mentoring others by building upon the student’s talents and interests.
Peter’s work has been featured on local Television, several newspapers and national and international magazines. He has won many awards and has taught carving classes around the country. His biggest success to date was to win the Best of Show award and People’s Choice award at the 2000 International Woodcarvers Congress in Davenport, Iowa for his carving he calls “Love”.
Steve began carving in 1977. Specializing in caricature carving, he has won numerous national and international awards. Steve is one of America’s most respected caricature carvers and instructors.
Became a member of CCA in 1992, has over 40 books on Carving.
Been Carving most of his life
I have been carving since 1991 when I entered my first piece in a wood carving show and won a blue ribbon in the novice division. I carved my first piece in cottonwood bark five years ago and have been "hooked" on bark carving ever since.
Mary May's School of Traditional Woodcarving
Join me, Mary May, and learn the art of traditional woodcarving through online instructional videos. We currently offer 142 full-length basic, intermediate, and advanced lessons (currently 295 individual episodes), with a new, HD episode added every week!
Congratulations David Boone, Best of Show winner in the 2020 Showcase of Woodcarvers, Charlotte, NC.
Congratulations Vic Hood for carving Best of Show Runner Up in the 2020 Showcase of Woodcarvings, Charlotte, NC.
We meet every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Cathcart Center on the grounds of Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road Charlotte, NC 28226.
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