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