Hometown: Rochester NY
Al Jordan began his career in bird sculpture over 25 years ago by carving a Bufflehead decoy – it won every competition entered. Since that time he has won over 100 Best In Show awards throughout the U.S., and recently placed 3rd best in the world at the prestigious Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition. He is the author of one of Stackpole’s best selling workshop carving guides, Half-Sized Osprey, and regularly writes articles for Wildfowl Carving and Collecting Magazine. He is a highly respected and sought after carving show judge, judging competitions at all levels, from Novice to Professional. Al is also a gifted carving teacher, with many of his students winning awards at local, regional and national competitions. As an integral part of his ongoing development as an artist, Al is also a Master Falconer, and is recognized as one of the most successful falconers on the East Coast.
Title of Image 1: Oriole On Branch
Title of Image 2: Owl On Branch
Title of Image 3: Owl on Succulent