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What was advertised as a two instructor class was reduced to one due to Mike Noland having contracted Covid-19 just a week prior to the event. However, those students in the class were mainly interested in carving the bark houses, so skillfully demonstrated by instructor Steve Rogers.

Bark Carvers

Steve Rogers

Steve Rogers is a talented carver having taken up the art of chip carving in 1987 and later relief carving and has been carving bark cottages since 2008. Steve will help those students who wish to carve a fantasy cottage, understand basic structure and will demonstrate his techniques for creating some wonderful little abodes.  The class will concentrate mainly on ornament-sized cottages but will include a demonstration and discussion of carving bark in-the-round as well.


Jerry Galligar works on some interesting features he's added to his bark house carving.

left: an example of a Cottonwood bark house created by instructor Steve Rogers.

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