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Dave Bartels of Clintonville, Wisconsin,
spent the day out on the lawn
demonstrating the art of chainsaw
carving. In addition to sharing his
carving skills, his work is always
available for sale. Contact Dave at if you are
interested in purchasing an item or
are looking for a chainsaw carver for
your project.
A youth carving session was held from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm.
Children ages 12 and up, with a parent or guardian present, joined a
club member for a hands-on carving project. Lori Gilbertson donates to
the club to make this event possible to honor her late husband.
Kettle Karvers
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
2015 Artistry in Wood Woodcarving
and Wood Sculpture Show
Kettle Karvers hosted their 25th annual woodcarving
show and competition,
Artistry in Wood, on
Saturday, April 18, 2015. It was a beautiful spring
day and a large crowd of people joined members at
our first show held at the Lakers Ice Center in
Sheboygan. This year's show included over 50
carvers as well as wood and tool vendors.
Concessions during the event were provided by the
Lakers Ice Center.

If you missed this year's show, join us next year at
the Lakers Ice Center on April 16th for our 26th
annual show. See you there!
The 2015 featured carver was Bob Yancey of Luxemburg, Wisconsin, a self-taught 30-year carver who is retired from an advertising
and graphic artist career. Bob has been a member of the Kettle Karvers since 2013 and is an active participant and teacher at the club’s
member carves. He has spent countless hours carving items to donate to local charities. Bob’s articles have been published in
woodcarving magazines.
At 11 am, Richard Young of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, demonstrated double chip
carving and at 1 pm, Bob Lawrence of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, demonstrated
how to carve a wood spirit on a walking stick.
Competition Results
Novice            Intermediate            Advanced            Masters
Best of Show was awarded to Gene Mathes of
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, for his entry in the
Barkcarving category in the Intermediate
Division. Gene also took blue ribbons for his
gnome and clock. The Artistry in Wood Best
of Show plate was carved and donated to the
show by Bob Lawrence.