2018 Master Carver: Jeff Rechin

2018 Master Carver: Jeff Rechin

Jeff Rechin Hometown: Amissville, Virginia The Waterfowl Festival is honored to have Jeff Rechin as its Master Carver for 2018. As an active kid growing up in rural New York, Jeff Rechin found the combination of his love of the outdoors — particularly birds and his...
Tom Ahern

Tom Ahern

Tom Ahern Hometown: Bethlehem, PA Tom has been carving for almost fifty years and as a full time professional since 1982. Tom’s mission is to bring the feel of the outdoors into the home or office. He is known for the diversified presentation of his work, using...
Tom Baldwin

Tom Baldwin

Tom Baldwin Hometown: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Tom is an international award winning wildfowl carving artist whose love of birds and the great outdoors has been a part of his life for as long as he can remember.  He won the 2013 M&T Printing Purchase Award at the...
Charles E. Bear Jr.

Charles E. Bear Jr.

Charles Bear Hometown: Jacksonville, FL Charles Bear specializes in wildlife and nature photography utilizing a very unique process working with ceramic tile to create beautifully framed tile mosaics. The process brings an image alive with the incredible intensity of...
William Belote

William Belote

William S. Belote Hometown: Lewes, Delaware William was born on Virginia’s Eastern shore and moved to Delaware when he was a couple of months old. He started carving when he was ten, to be like his father, and has continued to practice the art. His...