Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Neil Lorenz, Jim Rooker, Darrell Abston, and Pam
Moir attended Pete LeClair's caricature carving
class on May 24-27, 2016 in Neenah, WI. The
class was held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church,
140 South Green Bay Road, Neenah, WI. Pete is
a Caricature Carvers of America member from
Massachusetts, and Mid-Wisconsin Chippers
hosted the event.
Thanks to Pam for sending the photos.
Members brought an assortment of items to the October, 2016, Show & Tell.
a class with Bill Wright at the 1000 Island Nature Center in Kaukauna and
completed the fox and mouse grouping. Richard Young showed two chip
carvings and explained that the wood is coated with poly before carving.
After the chip carving is complete, a darker stain finish can then be applied to
make the design stand out. Helen Williamson completed a relief carving of a
loon in a Stenman class. Joann Luke carved a spoon and completed a fish
push/pull oven stick. Darrell Abston showed the three low relief carvings that
would be the Saturday project for October. Sy Regan brought a walking stick
that he completed a few years ago; the flowers and the stick are all one
piece. Al Herwig's carving was an intertwined ornament. Larry Lienau
showed his Halloween spirit with his intarsia. Jim Rooker attended a Rich
Weatherbee class in Stevens Point and completed two faces using sculpey
Eleven carvers recently spent an enjoyable Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with Floyd Rhadigan and his Fantasy
Carvings. The class was held at Lakeland University October 21-23, 2016. Floyd is a talented and generous
instructor. Floyd not only shares his talents but tells wonderful and funny stories as he teaches. The participants
were Darrell Abston, Maureen Bruegger, Sandy Doebert, John Halvorsen (Hurley, WI), Neil Lorenz, Pam Moir,
Jeanine Mullen, Jim & Karen Rooker, Bob Wallace, and Helen Williamson. Thanks to Pam for submitting the photos.
Members who participated in Show & Tell at the
April 2017 meeting showed a variety of carvings. A
frog was carved by Jean Mullen, face by Virginia
Temme, chickadees on a branch and cedar
waxwings on the photo are by Rose Mohnsam,
dragon by Rich Young, mushrooms (etc.) and
chainsawed mushroom by Don Lorier, buffalo by
Dianna Witt, wizard by Pam Moir, angel by Betty
Wilson, barkhouse and bowl by Larry Lienau,
walking stick by Gene Mathes, and walnut rimmed
bowl by Bob Newton. Photos by webmaster.
The members who contributed to Show & Tell at the
March 2018 meeting were Bill Buelter (heart and
ironwood cane), Mike Ketz (cane with bird handle and
bear in a canoe), Bob Lawrence (Best of Show plate),
Larry Lienau (intarsia), Gene Mathes (cane for Cancer
Care raffle), Rosemary Mohnsam (sheep relief carving
and robin), Jeff See (flowers in vase), and Dianna Witt
(Santa and comfort bird). Photos by webmaster.
The members who contributed to Show & Tell at the April 2018 meeting were Mark Eggebeen (earrings), Al Herwig (mother goose
and her young), Mike Ketz (bears and canoes), Larry Lienau (duck and Carolina wren), Don Lorier (mushrooms and toothpick
holder), Joann Luke (bunny spoon), Rose Mohnsam (birds on painting), Peg Mueller (sea captain), Phil Schils (barkhouse), Jeff See
(forms to make flowers), and Dennis Sundell (scout). Photos by webmaster.
Joann Luke entered
her bunny spoon in
the Wisconsin River
Wood Carvers show
last September. Her
entry appears on
page 36 of the
edition of Chip Chats
in an article about
their show written by
At the May 2018 meeting, six members participated in the Show
& Tell. Katie Anderson carved the stopper and tree, Mark
Eggebeen turned the small pedestal, Ron Feld carved the
bird-watching cat, Phil Huenink completed the dog, Don Lorier
started carving ornaments, and Sy Regan brought his dancing
bears. (Also shown is the box from Katie.) Photos by webmaster.
At the June 2018 meeting, Rose Mohnsam brought her Kestrel
carving, Helen Williamson completed an eagle woodburning,
Bob Newton showed a turned bowls, Willie VanSluys carved a
barkhouse in the round, Larry Lienau completed an intarsia,
and Francis Larson showed a comfort cross completed in
sumac. Photos by webmaster.
The members who contributed to Show & Tell at the November 2018 meeting were John
Wyatt (cutting board and tools), Bill Wright (duck), Jim Rooker (tree, owl, mitten), Dianna
Witt (tree relief and red book), Phil Schils (face), Larry Lienau (jack-o-lantern), Peg
Mueller (leaf decorated container), Bob Newton (bowl), Henry Meller (two bowls, tree,
mitten, owl), Rose Mohnsam (Santa), Gene Mathes (pens, sweet potato ornaments,
bowl), Jeff See (turned vases), Steve Henze (jack-o-lantern), Mike Ketz (chipmunk), and
Ron Feld (bunny and two cribbage boards).
Photos by Katie Gilbertson, Francis Larson, and webmaster.
The members who contributed to Show & Tell at the
March 2019 meeting were Darrell Abston (friendship
cane spacers), Roger Carlson (cane top, relief
carving, LU plaque), Ron Feld (egg that opens,
Santa, chipmunk), Bob Lawrence (art piece), Francis
Larson (comfort crosses), Larry Lienau (bowl,
wren), Don Lorier (alpine man), Henry Meller (burl
off willow branch and box elder burl), Peg Mueller
(spoon), Gene Mathes (toothpick holders,
salt/pepper shakers, duck calls, walking stick), Patti
Papez (fox), Dave Rowlands (chip carving), Jeff See
(wood vase), Stuart Thiel (unfinished Santa), Willie
VanSluys (vase, bowl, mallard duck decoy), Bill
Wright (micro miniatures). A friendship cane is being
assembled for Lakeland University, and members
contributing a block were Darrell Abston, Katie
Anderson, Roger Carlson, Ron Feld, Larry Lienau,
and Jim Rooker. Photos by Francis Larson.
Members sharing their work during Show & Tell at the April 2019 meeting were Bob Newton (ring bowl), Helen
Williamson (Santa ornaments), Jim Rooker (two ornaments and wizard), Ron Feld (puzzle box), Larry Lienau
(Gone Fishing intarsia), Don Lorier (mushroom, mushroom arrangement, cane), Gene Mathes (walking stick for
his boy scout grandson, bottle stops, pens, bowl), Willie VanSluys (woodburned feather), Mike Ketz
(chipmunk), and Rose Mohnsam (kildeer). Photos by Francis Larson and Judy Larson.