National Wood Carvers Association

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May - June 2003

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Table of Contents


  • Nature Inspires Fritz Koltz by John F. Swanson
  • Tonica Minister Carves Niche by Darlene Ray
  • Update On Adirondack Carousel by Karen Loffler
  • Story of a Woodcarver by Maurice Poitras
  • Carvers Bring Spirit to Ashland Arts Facility by B. Keathley
  • ‘My Knife Speaks for Me’ by Gen Jansen
  • Mietek Wojtkowski — Polish Sculptor
  • Willy Bauer, Bavarian Carver
  • To Have a Worthy Goal by Elissa Crocker
  • Retirement? What Retirement? by Linda Hughes
  • Rally on the Rio ’03 by Elaine Craft
  • Jim Bollbach’s Gnome Carvings
  • Museum Art is Armenian’s Incentive by D. McNeely
  • Old World Santa Tops 3rd Woodcraft Contest by Kathy Ziprik
  • Gilding and Painting Martin by Martin Geisler-Moroder
  • Matthew Strong, Highly Talented Carver by Collise Brown
  • The Pole — a Very Unique Commission by Eric Saperstein
  • Windsor’s Winter Exhibitions by Julie Lawrence
  • The ‘Statue of Libertree’ by Greg Desaulniers
  • Carving a Bear of a Pole at Cascade, Idaho
  • Oberammergau Revisited by Eleanor Burke
  • George Berry, Sr. — Woodcarver/Teacher
  • Cub Scouts Carve Soap by Kathleen Savage
  • Tail-Wrestling Cats by Norm Knight
  • Finding My Calling in Woodcarving by Paul Nixon
  • Copyrighting Your Original Woodcarvings by Paul Murphy
  • Create Your Own Patterns by Bob Miller
  • Chainsaw Artists Amaze in Westport by Toby Craft
  • Woodcarving at Kutztown Festival by David Fooks
  • School Children Visit Woodcarver’s Studio by Diane Harto
  • A Loving Tribute Carved in Wood by Andre Tkacenko
  • Toni Kayson — Woodcarving Instructor by John Marovich
  • Caution: Carving Can Be Hazardous by Phil Massimino
  • Flora Bama Cutups at Fall Roundup by Annette Booth
  • Keen Fascination With Totem Pole Carving by Nona Meinen
  • Floral Pattern by Annette Scroggs
  • How I Got Started in Woodcarving by Gary Wilkins
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Coming Events Calendar

Show Reports

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  • Tempe, Arizona
  • New Port Richey, Fla.
  • Port Charlotte, Fla.
  • Port St. Lucie, Florida
  • Sebring, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Tavares, Florida
  • Belfast, Maine
  • Iron Mountain, Mich.
  • Blue Earth, Minn.
  • Harmony, Minnesota
  • Lebanon, Missouri
  • Medford, New Jersey
  • Bellvue, Ohio
  • Mansfield, Ohio
  • Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
  • McAllen, Texas
  • Puyallup, Washington
  • Delafield, Wisconsin
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Ilderton, Ontario, Canada


  • Wayne Barton
  • Bob Boyer
  • Don Burgdorf
  • Cheryl Dow
  • John Hagensick
  • Jim Rourke
  • Dick Smith
  • L. E. Sturrup
  • M. Paul Ward
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PO Box 43218
Cincinnati, OH 45243