Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Neil Lorenz, Jim Rooker, Darrell Abston, and Pam
Moir took part in the W. "Pete" LeClair 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.
Henry Meller turns bowls and brought two of them. Rosemary Mohnsam took
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
the chipped out design. Helen Williamson completed 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 clay.
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 participated in the Show & Tell during the
meeting on April 5, 2017 at Generations. The
chickadees on a branch and cedar waxwings on the
photo are by Rose Mohnsam, dragon by Rich Young,
frog by Jean Mullen, face by Virginia Temme,
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.