Carvings and Canvas

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THE   2014   SPOON   CARVING   CONTEST

The spoons you see have been carved by the members of the facebook group Woodcarving 101 "The Joy of Woodcarving” with the use of basic hand tools. There were three levels of participation. Beginner, with carvers having less then one year of carving experience, Intermediate with carvers having one to three years of carving experience, and the Advanced for carvers with more then three years of carving experience. There were two categories, Functional and Decorative.  The members of the group each cast votes for the best carved spoon in each of the three levels of participation.    CarvingsandCanvas.com  is pleased to contribute this special page slideshow of the competition and wants to congratulate each member for their unique spoon carvings and friendly participation in this wonderful event.

  • Michael Ramsey - Functional Advanced
    Michael Ramsey - Functional Advanced
  • Michael Ramsey - Functional Advanced
(Rear View)
    Michael Ramsey - Functional Advanced (Rear View)
  • Richard C Crino - Decorative Advanced
    Richard C Crino - Decorative Advanced
  • Richard C. Crino - Decorative Advanced
(Rear View)
    Richard C. Crino - Decorative Advanced (Rear View)
  • Brent Wold - Decorative Beginner
    Brent Wold - Decorative Beginner
  • Brent Wold - Decorative Beginner
(Rear View)
    Brent Wold - Decorative Beginner (Rear View)
  • Richard Botteri - Functional Beginner
    Richard Botteri - Functional Beginner
  • Richard Botteri - Functional Beginne(Rear View)
    Richard Botteri - Functional Beginne(Rear View)
  • Pat Sherman - Decorative Advanced
    Pat Sherman - Decorative Advanced
  • Jerry Ash - Functional Beginner
    Jerry Ash - Functional Beginner
  • Pat Sherman-Functional Advanced
    Pat Sherman-Functional Advanced
  • PatSherman-FunctionalAdvanced
(Rear View)
    PatSherman-FunctionalAdvanced (Rear View)
  • Jerry Ash - Decorative Beginner
    Jerry Ash - Decorative Beginner
  • Allen Campos - Functional Beginner
    Allen Campos - Functional Beginner
  • Phyllis McBride (PC MC) Functional Intermediate
    Phyllis McBride (PC MC) Functional Intermediate
  • Phyllis McBride (PC MC) Functional Intermediate
(Side View)
    Phyllis McBride (PC MC) Functional Intermediate (Side View)
  • Phyllis McBride (PC MC) Decorative Intermediate
    Phyllis McBride (PC MC) Decorative Intermediate
  • Phyllis McBride (PC MC) Decorative Intermediate
(Rear View)
    Phyllis McBride (PC MC) Decorative Intermediate (Rear View)
  • Richard Botteri - Decorative Beginner
    Richard Botteri - Decorative Beginner
  • Richard Botteri - Decorative Beginner
(Rear View)
    Richard Botteri - Decorative Beginner (Rear View)
  • Ryan Mooney - Decorative Intermediate
    Ryan Mooney - Decorative Intermediate
  • Ryan Mooney - Decorative Intermediate
(Rear View)
    Ryan Mooney - Decorative Intermediate (Rear View)
  • Debbie Elgart-Decorative Beginner
    Debbie Elgart-Decorative Beginner
  • John Hubelit-Functional Beginner
    John Hubelit-Functional Beginner
  • John Hubelit-Functional Beginner
(Top View)
    John Hubelit-Functional Beginner (Top View)
  • Santiago JE - Functional beginner
    Santiago JE - Functional beginner
  • Santiago JE - Functional beginner
(Rear View)
    Santiago JE - Functional beginner (Rear View)
  • Kyle R. Knight - Decorative Beginner
    Kyle R. Knight - Decorative Beginner
  • Kyle R. Knight-Decorative Beginner
(Rear View)
    Kyle R. Knight-Decorative Beginner (Rear View)
  • Kerry E. Rickard - Fuctional Beginner
    Kerry E. Rickard - Fuctional Beginner
  • Kerry E. Rickard - Fuctional Beginner
(Rear View)
    Kerry E. Rickard - Fuctional Beginner (Rear View)
  • Tom Speelman - Functional Intermediate
    Tom Speelman - Functional Intermediate
  • Tom Speelman - Functional Intermediate (Another View)
    Tom Speelman - Functional Intermediate (Another View)
  • Katrina "Kat" Meredith - Functional Intermediate
    Katrina "Kat" Meredith - Functional Intermediate
  • Katrina "Kat" Meredith - Functional Intermediate (Rear View)
    Katrina "Kat" Meredith - Functional Intermediate (Rear View)
  • Joseph Poindexter - Decorative Beginner
    Joseph Poindexter - Decorative Beginner
  • Joseph Poindexter - Decorative Beginner (Rear View)
    Joseph Poindexter - Decorative Beginner (Rear View)
  • Richard C. Crino - Functional Advanced
    Richard C. Crino - Functional Advanced
  • Richard C. Crino - Functional Advanced
(Rear View)
    Richard C. Crino - Functional Advanced (Rear View)
  •  Joseph Poindexter-Functional Beginner
    Joseph Poindexter-Functional Beginner
  •  Joseph Poindexter-Functional Beginner
(Rear View)
    Joseph Poindexter-Functional Beginner (Rear View)
  • Theodore P. Buzzelli-Decorative Intermediate
    Theodore P. Buzzelli-Decorative Intermediate
  • Todd Sales - Decorative Beginner
    Todd Sales - Decorative Beginner
  • Todd Sales - Decorative Beginner
(Rear View)
    Todd Sales - Decorative Beginner (Rear View)
  • Rick Kruse - Decorative Intermediate
    Rick Kruse - Decorative Intermediate
  • Rick Kruse - Decorative Intermediate
(Rear View)
    Rick Kruse - Decorative Intermediate (Rear View)
  • Ryan Mooney - Functional Intermediate
    Ryan Mooney - Functional Intermediate
  • Ryan Mooney - Functional Intermediate
(Rear View)
    Ryan Mooney - Functional Intermediate (Rear View)
  • James Stacy - Decorative Intermediate
    James Stacy - Decorative Intermediate
  • Lori Hamilton - Decorative Advanced
    Lori Hamilton - Decorative Advanced
  • Lori Hamilton - Decorative Advanced
(Rear View)
    Lori Hamilton - Decorative Advanced (Rear View)
  • Katrina "Kat" Meredith-Decorative Intermediate
    Katrina "Kat" Meredith-Decorative Intermediate
  • Katrina "Kat" Meredith-Decorative Intermediate (Rear View)
    Katrina "Kat" Meredith-Decorative Intermediate (Rear View)
Michael Ramsey - Functional Advanced
Michael Ramsey - Functional Advanced

You may stop the Slideshow on any picture to view longer at any time by clicking the thumbnail picture. Click the arrow imposed on the slideshow to resume play!

Winners of the Woodcarving 101 “The Joy of Woodcarving”   2014 Spoon Carving Contest

CONTEST RESULTS

FUNCTIONAL BEGINNER  1st Place - Richard Botteri  2nd Place - John Hubeit   3rd Place - Joseph Poindexter   

Honorable Mention - Jerry Ash, Santiago JE, Allen Campos

 FUNCTIONAL INTERMEDIATE   1st Place - Tie - Katrina (Kat) Meredith and Ryan Mooney   2nd Plase - Phyllis McBride   3rd Place -  Tom Speelman

FUNCTIONAL ADVANCED   1st Place - Michael Ramsey   2nd Place - Tie - Pat Sherman and Richard Crino   3rd Place - No additional entries

DECORATIVE BEGINNER   1st Place - Kyle R. Knight    2nd Place - Joseph Poindexter   3rd Place - Richard Botteri

Honorable Mention - Jerry Ash, Brent Wold, Todd Sales , Debbie Elgart, Richard Botteri, Kerry E. Rickard

DECORATIVE INTERMEDIATE   1st Place - Phyllis McBride   2nd Plase - Theodore Buzzelli   3rd Place - Ryan Mooney

Honorable Mention - Katrina (Kat) Meredith, Rick Kruse, James Stacy

DECORATIVE ADVANCED   1st Place - Lori Hamilton   2nd Plase - Richard Crino   3rd Place -  Pat Sherman

Functional - Beginner

RICHARD BOTTERI

Rich is a married father of 5. Two of his daughters are in college, with one finishing her Masters of Arts and the other Finishing her PhD in Biology. His youngest son is a military officer, graduating from West Point in 2010. Rich recently retired from corrections and began woodcarving in the fall of 2013. His interest in shore birds gave him the motivation to begin carving and his first project was a life size snowy Egret. His second project was a santa for his wife Lisa. Rich is currently working on a life size Long-billed Curlew.

Functional - Intermediate

(Tie)  KATRINA MEREDITH AND RYAN MOONEY

Katrina Meredith

Katrina Meredith lives in the Topeka Kansas area and is a member of the Kaw Valley Wood Carvers. She especially enjoys  relief carving and  is currently carving whimsical houses on cottonwood bark. In addition Katrina carves caricatures. Though only carving since early 2013 she certainly shows promise as an up and coming woodcarver. She may be reached via email at [email protected]


Ryan Mooney

Ryan enjoys decorative and functional woodcarving and has been working with wood since the 1980's. His interest lies at the intersection of crafts where turned and flat work meets and intersects with each other and utilizing carved elements to compliment and work with those pieces.  Ryan feels that the most beautiful pieces are where functional work intersects with art. Ryan also placed third in the Decorative Intermediate Category.

Functional - Advanced

MICHAEL RAMSEY

As a retired sign  Painter/Sign Painter, Michael is an exceptional woodcarver  and also enjoys painting in oil as a hobby.  His realist wildfowl carvings and his life like marionettes are witness to his impeccable quality of craftsmanship and detail as can be seen by the spoon above.

Decorative - Beginner

Decorative - Intermediate

Decorative - Advanced

KYLE KNIGHT

Kyle, a married father of two and proud grandfather, resides in York County Pennsylvania. Kyle is a professional 3D artist. Kyle recently began woodcarving as a hobby and has completed several carvings that compares to the work of those that have carved for many years. This  is evidenced by his winning spoon entry. Kyle can be reached via email at [email protected]

PHILLIS McBRIDE

Phyllis has  crafted since youth and has enjoyed woodworking for the past 20 years. In recent years she has moved her attention to woodcarving where she generally focuses on love spoons and ornaments. She especially enjoys geometric and celtic designs. To find out more about Phyllis and her carvings you can contact her at [email protected]

LORI HAMILON

A mother of 3 and grandmother of 7, Lori is from Oklahoma. Her father was a life long carver and was her inspiration to begin carving in 2008. A physical therapist by profession Lori has became an accomplished carver and plans to dedicate more time to her creations. Her attention to detail is apparent as the First Place Winner in the Advanced category.