Using only the finest casting resins and heavy body acrylic paints our accomplished staff makes sure every reproduction captures every detail Sam
carved into this amazing piece of artwork.
Create lasting memories for any nature lover with this beautiful limited edition sculpture.
Sam Nottleman, Master Carver:
Born along the banks of the Mississippi River in Southeastern Minnesota, Sam's appreciation and love of the outdoors began literally at birth.
Fascinated by the annual migrations of waterfowl and songbirds along the Mississippi Flyway corridor, Sam
excels at expressing his
appreciation of nature through his
skills as an artist and master woodcarver.
Graduating from Winona State University in 1972 with a BA in Art, Sam had already begun a 33 year career as a professional musician.
At first the music and the road served as a distraction, keeping Sam
drawing and carving.
However it was not long before his
passion for the birds again made its presence known and Sam
began carving as a way to unwind after an exhausting performance on stage.
It was during this period of time Sam's carving skills really developed.
personal observations and an extensive collection of mounted birds as a reference, his
carvings became ever more detailed and unique.
Now known throughout the country for his
anatomically correct positions and lifelike details, today he
continues to push the carving envelope with new lifelike sculptures in fascinating poses.
Sam joined Loon Lake Decoy Company as Master Carver and business partner in the spring of 1992.
Retiring from the music industry in 1996, carving is now both his
passion and profession.
studio on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River he
carves fulltime and promises "even more unique and interesting sculptures to come".
Check back often to see his