Carving Workshops and Demonstrations
Chip Carving Classes
I periodically offer an introductory class on chip carving. I was originally trained by world class chip carver Wayne Barton of Illinois. I use chip carving as an ornamentation for bowls, boxes, and shelves. I've done demonstrations in schools and for scout, and I have taught church groups, woodcarving club members, and the Sons of Norway. All ages and levels of experience are welcome in this workshop that intends to inspire people to explore their own artistic expression.
Introduction to Ale Bowl Carving
I am offering an introductory ale bowl carving class for members of the Lake Region Woodcarvers, Devils Lake. It will be held on four consecutive Saturdays, beginning on July 20th. I personally work with each attendee in order to encourage and foster confidence with carving work. Since ale bowls were folk art there is a lot of room for participants to decide the level of carving they want to master.
Since Barb and I want to encourage young people and adults to learn more about woodworking and woodcarving, we occasionally do presentations or demonstrations. Since living in North Dakota, I've done presentations on ale bowl carving at the Devils Lake Rotary Club, the Boy Scouts, Sons of Norway, and the Pioneer Daughters. I've done handtool woodworking demonstrations at Lake Region Heritage Center, Lake Region Corporation, Historic Fort Totten, Pioneer Village in Rugby and the historic Gingras Trading Center in Pembina, ND.