Our January carve-in was hosted by Burr Morse at the Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and Ski Touring Center in Montpelier. As seems to be the case, the January weather did not want to cooperate. After almost 2 weeks of nighttime sub zero temperatures, with some days not even getting above zero, who would guess we would hit the 50's and rain on Friday, only to transition back Friday night. Saturday morning, many decided it was best to stay home, the resulting ice packed Winooski river was almost in Rte 2, and downtown Montpelier was a ghost town on the way up to Burr's. After a quick call to check, Matt was on his way, so we set up in the gift shop to stay warm. A while later Gloria found her way up the hill, so we had 3 attending the CarveIn. Not many chips in the morning as we discussed any number of topics. By noon, Matt made the executive decision this was a CarveIn, so had better get to work making chips. Matt worked on one of his penguin carvings, and I roughed in two Bear head bottle openers. The weather had cleared up a bit by early afternoon, skiers started using the trail system. After a Maple Creeme, we headed home around 2:30.
February 10, 2018 - CarveIn
@ Barb & Wood Taylors
Our February Carve-in will once again be hosted by Barb and "Wood" Taylor. The shop is usually clean and the wood stove running when we arrive, and in addition to all the donuts and other food, Wood often has a pattern for us to try our knives on. For lunch and our meeting, we move to the house and Barb usually has a nice warm soup to fill us up before the meeting. It's a bit of a drive from the north, but always worth the trip, and a good chance to Carpool. At the CarveIn, Dave will be bringing his ideas and examples for our August Class, so this will be a good time to get a first look at our summer class project.
The Green Mountain Wood Carvers was organized about 55 years ago by Collise Brown from Waterville Vermont to bring together people interested in the art of wood carving. At present, we have about 75 members from Vermont as well as other states across New England.
Members of the club meet the second Saturday of each month for a "Carve-In". The Carve-Ins' are held at members houses and shops across the state, and provide an opportunity for members to gather, work on a projects and share ideas. In addition to our monthly Carve-Ins, each August, the Club plans a week long series of events including a carving class, and our Annual August Show and Sale held in Waterbury Vermont.
You don't need to be an accomplished carver to join the GMWC, our members range from first time carvers to professional carvers. Members work in all aspects of wood carving including relief, chip, caricatures, birds and wild fowl. Are members are always willing to help new carvers get started.
Follow the website links to find information about our various activities, contact information, our membership form and a copy of our newsletter, News & Notes.
Green Mountain Wood Carvers
PO Box 1283
Stowe, Vermont 05672