Hometown: Emmaus, PA
Tom Horn was last year’s Master Carver. Growing up on a wooded property in Emmaus, Pennsylvania gave him a love and appreciation for nature. Following graduation from Kutztown University, with a Fine Arts degree, he became a goldsmith, creating custom jewelry. A visit to the rainforest of Peru inspired him to start carving wood, something he had not done since he was a teenager. He applied his metal working skills to create elaborate plants and branches for the exotic colorful birds that he sculpts. Tom has won several titles at the Ward World Championships. His art can be found in museums, public wildlife institutions, and private collections.
On being selected as the 2015 Waterfowl Festival Master Carver Tom said, “From the very first time I visited the Waterfowl Festival I knew I wanted to showcase my work here. I had never seen an art show that dedicated a whole town to wildlife art. My experience here has been great as I have meet lots of wonderful people and have loved the opportunity to display my art. I was honored to be selected as this year’s Master Carver and look forward to being highlighted at this amazing event.”