GMWC Members Showcase
The Green Mountain Woodcarvers have members from not only from Vermont,
but also many States in New England, and some call Florida home in the Winter
Here is a quick introduction to some of our more active members you
will meet at our monthly CarveIns. One advantage of GMWC membership is all
the experience, help,
advice and ideas our members share with each other at our monthly
| Matthew H. Strong
GMWC President Matthew H. Strong specializes in Architectural
detail carvings. Works by commission doing custom carvings for homes, churches
and businesses. You can learn more about Matthew at his facebook page.
Bob's interest in woodcarving began in 1975 after inheriting his grandfathers
woodcarving tools, and then began learning how to carve. He serves as Secretary,
Newsletter and Website Editor for the Green Mountain Woodcarvers. He retired
recently after 40 years teaching Industrial Arts and Design & Technology
at Lamoille Union Middle and High School. He enjoys doing carvings in all
styles from Wildfowl to chainsaw carvings. An item of interest is that
he has never sold any of his carvings, preferring to give them away as
gifts to family and friends. This past fall, while demonstrating at the
Shelburne Harvest Festival, he was asked to sell one of his small bear
cub carvings and instead invited the person to sign up for an Access Carving
Class at CVU he was teaching where they would learn how to create the piece
for themselves, and get much more personal satisfaction each time they
look at the carving.
| Dave Tuttle
Dave began carving neckerchief slides as a member of the Boy Scouts.
Each month when a new pattern was published in Boys Life, Dave took out
his Boy Scout knife and went to work. Duck hunting brought decoys and shore
birds under Dave's knives.
Largely self taught in the early days, he fine tuned his skills studying
with the masters from the Ozarks to the Adirondaks. When the shelves began
spilling over at home, he began gifting his carvings to family and friends
and peddling his wares at craft and woodcarving shows up and down the east
coast. Craft shows lead to requests for demonstrations and teaching. Dave
was honored to demonstrate woodcarving in the New Hampshire building at
the Big E and to teach carving lessons locally and at the Birds of Vermont.
| Dale Ferland - aka "The Carvin' Barber"
|| Tom Jagel|
|Richard "Wood" Taylor
|| Dennis Wagner|
| Roy Gilbert
|| Erin Talmage|