Articles by: Kristen Scanlan

John Burke is the 2009 Woodcarver of the Year

John Burke is the 2009 Woodcarver of the Year

By Bob Duncan Photos by Mark Featherly Noted for his highly detailed realistic busts, John Burke’s biggest contribution to the world of woodcarving is the impact he has had on other carvers. John has been teaching carving for more than 20 years. John pioneered many of the methods used to […]

by October 9, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Chris Pye is the 2008 Woodcarver of the Year

Chris Pye is the 2008 Woodcarver of the Year

By Bob Duncan Chris Pye is a well-known name in the carving community. In addition to his comprehensive books and articles, Chris has carved pieces for the Royal Family of Great Britain. Chris shares his knowledge with others and is one of the key players responsible for teaching traditional carving […]

by October 8, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Ed Galenstein and Lora S. Irish are the 2007 Woodcarvers of the Year

Ed Galenstein and Lora S. Irish are the 2007 Woodcarvers of the Year

During the ten years we have been publishing Woodcarving Illustrated, it has become very clear that the growth of woodcarving relies heavily on the strength of the community of carvers. And so this year we want to recognize two individuals who have invested their energies to inspire, teach, encourage, and […]

by October 7, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Marvin Kaiseratt is the 2006 Woodcarver of the Year

Marvin Kaiseratt is the 2006 Woodcarver of the Year

By Bob Duncan Marvin Kaisersatt, Marv to his friends, is a founding member of the Caricature Carvers of America (CCA). He is an active carving instructor, has contributed to various CCA publications, and is the author of Creating Caricature Heads in Wood and on Paper. Making his living as a […]

by October 6, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Wayne Barton is the 2005 Woodcarver of the Year

Wayne Barton is the 2005 Woodcarver of the Year

By Bob Duncan After a lifetime of carving, it’s only proper that Woodcarving Illustrated should recognize chip carver Wayne Barton as the 2005 Woodcarver of the Year. He started working with wood when he was five years old. “My grandfather—a part of my extended family—gave me a knife when I […]

by October 5, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Rick Bütz is the 2004 Woodcarver of the Year

Rick Bütz is the 2004 Woodcarver of the Year

By Roger Schroeder There’s little if any doubt in my mind that Rick Bütz has done more to popularize woodcarving than anyone else in the field. His first book, How to Carve Wood, has sold close to a quarter of a million copies, and as the host of the PBS […]

by October 4, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Desiree Hajny is the 2003 Woodcarver of the Year

Desiree Hajny is the 2003 Woodcarver of the Year

By Roger Schroeder It’s not easy choosing one person out of the hundreds of thousands of people who carve as a hobby or profession to receive WCI’s annual Woodcarver of the Year Award. So many talented carvers, so little space to honor them all, I think to myself. But long […]

by October 3, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Pat Godin is the 2002 Woodcarver of the Year

Pat Godin is the 2002 Woodcarver of the Year

Few have had the impact on the world of wildfowl carving that Pat Godin has had. He is known to nearly everyone who has carved, burned, painted, and mounted a bird as a promoter of the art form through his blue-ribbon-winning work that includes eight World Championship titles, his books, […]

by October 2, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Harold Enlow is the 2001 Woodcarver of the Year

Harold Enlow is the 2001 Woodcarver of the Year

By Roger Schroeder I was more than a little nervous before meeting Harold Enlow. Friends and acquaintances had been telling me that he is somewhat of a living legend, a prime mover in getting caricature carvings recognized and accepted as a form of art in the United States. In fact, […]

by October 1, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Pumpkin Carver Extraordinaire

Pumpkin Carver Extraordinaire

Lundy Cupp carves amazing portraits in pumpkins By Taylor Calta Lundy Cupp accidentally discovered his talent for carving in 2005. “I was relaxing in the woods at my fire pit one evening, winding down from the stress of being a criminal fraud investigator, and picked up a piece of wood […]

by September 23, 2016 Features