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Wildfowl Carving Magazine Publishes Spring 2017 Issue

March 15, 2017

NEW CUMBERLAND, PA—Wildfowl Carving Magazine has released its Spring 2017 issue, and once again the publication spotlights the incredible artistry and variety of bird carving today.

“Wildfowl carving comes in many different forms, from the most basic gunning decoy to elaborate decorative birds,” writes editor Tom Huntington in his opening editorial. “Variety, they say, is the spice of life, so bird carving must be a spicy art form indeed.”

The decoy on the carver, a Ross’s goose by Canadian carver Jason Lucio, is realistic enough to pass as a real bird. On the other hand, Daniel Montano contributes an article about an interpretive ruddy duck he carved for the 2016 Ward World Championship in Ocean City, Maryland, a carving competition that attracts the best carvers from around the globe. Montano took his inspiration from the Cubist art of Pablo Picasso and others, and no one’s going to mistake this bright blue sculpture for an actual duck. The piece was chosen as Best in World Interpretive at the Ward show. Montano will have a new piece for competition at the 2017 show, which will take place April 28-30.

Other articles in the issue include Ted Smith’s demonstration on how he carved a magnificent sculpture of a life-size gyrfalcon perched on a rock; Gerald Painter’s description of an ovenbird carved from a piece of box elder burl; and a grouse and its forest habitat created by Jerry Simchuk. In addition, Jerry Poindexter provides tips on how to paint a bobolink and Rick Burkman writes about the American pipit, an article that includes photos that carvers can use as reference, plus Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide.

“In each issue of Wildfowl Carving we try to give a bit of something for everyone,” Huntington says.

Wildfowl Carving Magazine began publishing with its Spring 1985 issue, when it was still known as Wildfowl Carving & Collecting Magazine. In the more than three decades since then, it has become the only magazine for bird carving and has published a wealth of informative articles about all aspects of the art form. The magazine is published quarterly by Ampry Publishing, LLC, of Northbrook, Illinois, with editorial offices in central Pennsylvania. Its website is www.wildfowl-carving.com.

For more information, contact magazine editor Tom Huntington at (847) 513-6057 or thuntington@amprycp.com. 

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