Monday, April 15, 2019

Flat Plane Figure Carving with Harley Refsal

Nathan Schmidt, the youngest of nine students, shows promise of becoming one of the world's best wood carvers  

Brother and sister enjoyed three days of carving together

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Artist of the Plains Art Show and Sale

Another 2nd Place 3-D Best of Show for SDWC Treasurer, Arne Bortnem
(I may have had a bit too much homemade rhubarb wine..)

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Figure Carving April 4-6, 2019 with Harley Refsal

The Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, IA, is offering a class to be held in Sioux Falls this coming April.  The location for this class is:
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 909 W 33rd St, Sioux Falls, SD

For more details and registration see: Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Figure Carving April 4-6, 2019 with Harley Refsal

Watch a video about Harley: Life 0f A Knife

Article in Woodcarving Magazine: 2012 Woodcarver of the Year

Sunday, February 03, 2019

First New Member in 2019

Welcome Mark Kitto from Mt. Vernon, SD!  He drove all the way to Sioux Falls to attend the January third Saturday meeting (the month also for the annual business meeting) of South Dakota Woodcarvers, Inc. and paid $10 to become a member of the club.

Mark and his wife Tanya got started in woodworking five years ago by building birdhouses.  Recently picking up a whittling knife and creating marvelous little creatures and characters had to be a simple application of second nature.  There seems to be no end to his insight and imagination, and we look forward to seeing him again and again throughout the year.

Visit Mark on Facebook for more info and inspiration:
Mark's Latest

Friday, January 18, 2019

Don Clementson

Long time member since 1992, Eugene D. “Don” Clemetson, 87, of Brandon, SD died Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center.  His talent as a woodcarver was extraordinary, and his inspiration as a loyal club member and years of service as our president has been very much appreciated.  See a video and read his obituary at:
George Boom Funeral Chapel

Advanced Best of Show
2008 Sioux Empire Expo