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2011 Best Carving Design Contest: Chip Carving Category Winners

2011 Best Carving Design Contest: Chip Carving Category Winners

People’s Choice Mickey Hudspeth created his winning Jewelry Chest from mahogany with inlaid and chip carved basswood ellipses and drawer fronts. “I like to make chests, boxes, and bowls that are heavily chip carved,” Mickey said. “I chip carved the inlays before gluing them into the recessed holes in the […]

by November 3, 2011 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2011 Best Carving Design Contest: Caricature Category Winners

2011 Best Carving Design Contest: Caricature Category Winners

People’s Choice Dan Slater created The Soloist as a wedding present for a friend. “The design was inspired by a friend of mine who plays the violin,” he explained. The mouse is entirely handcarved from basswood and painted with acrylic paints. The piece is about 5″ tall. Dan turned the […]

by November 2, 2011 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2011 Best Carving Design Contest: Realistic Category Winners

2011 Best Carving Design Contest: Realistic Category Winners

People’s Choice Gary Bos carved this realistic bust called New England Whaler from a piece of butternut. Gary used a clear finish on the 14″-tall piece, except for the small amount of paint he used to accent the pipe and the waves at the base (not shown). “When I first […]

by November 1, 2011 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Stylized Carving Division Winners

2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Stylized Carving Division Winners

People’s Choice: Griffin Table By Dennis Zongker, Omaha, Nebr. Click here for more on the Griffin Table. Editor’s Choice: Salmon Woman By Daryl Korpela, Oconomowoc, Wis. Daryl Korpela’s stylized carving started out as a block of wood that had been sitting in his shop for several years. “She started out […]

by December 22, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
SEE ALL THE RESULTS: 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Winners

SEE ALL THE RESULTS: 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Winners

Editor’s Notes: With 378 entries and more than 800 online votes, the 2010 contest was a huge success. The staff at Woodcarving Illustrated is thrilled with the quality and quantity of entries and looks forward to hosting the contest in the future. To see the category winners, scroll down and click […]

by December 22, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Santa Carving Division Winners

2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Santa Carving Division Winners

People’s Choice: High Five By Donald Anderson, Des Plaines, Ill. Donald Anderson always wanted to meet Santa when he was a child. This piece was inspired by that dream.“I’m eighty years old,” Donald explained. “There were no Santas to visit in department stores when I was growing up. If there […]

by December 21, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Relief Carving Division Winners

2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Relief Carving Division Winners

People’s Choice:  Deer in Field By George Colp, Halifax, N.S., Canada Long years of hunting white-tail deer inspired George Colp to create this project. “I loved watching white tail deer so much I put down my gun and picked up my camera,” George explained. “I loved watching them and taking […]

by December 10, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Junior Carving Division Winners

2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Junior Carving Division Winners

People’s Choice: Lipizzaner doing a Courbette By Carolyn Doerr, Eagle River, Wis. Twelve-year-old Carolyn Doerr earned the people’s choice award in the Junior Category. Carolyn designed the pattern herself. “John Modjewski cut the blank out from my original pattern,” Carolyn explained. The piece, which is about 8″ tall, was carved […]

by December 8, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Chip Carving Division Winners

2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Chip Carving Division Winners

People’s Choice: Chip Carved Guitar By William Mackay, Waukesha, Wis. William Mackay’s son wanted to build his own electric guitar and he asked William to decorate it for him. William carved the design into the basswood guitar kit. One mistake could have ruined the entire kit. “I have been chip […]

by December 6, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Realistic Carving Division Winners

2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Realistic Carving Division Winners

People’s Choice: She Wolf and Cub By Tim Desrochers, Winnipeg, Man., Canada Tim Desrochers carved this wolf sculpture from a cottonwood log. “I look at a piece of wood and it speaks to me,” Tim said. “I see the carving within the wood. I admire the wolves’ strength and power, […]

by December 2, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive