Warren Saunders Wildfowl Carver
Noted Dorchester County waterfowl carver Warren Saunders
was the Featured Carver for the Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Club 8th Annual 2009 Woodcarving Competition and Exhibition in conjunction with Klingspor's Woodworking Shop Extravaganza held at the Hickory Metro Convention Center
in Hickory, North Carolina.
is in May's issue of Smithonian Magazine?
Here is the link and you can click on his
small thumbnail to see the larger photo.
EASTERN SHORE WATERFOWL CARVER INVITED TO CAPITAL HILL
Acclaimed Eastern Shore Waterfowl Carver, Warren Saunders
, was invited to Capitol Hill for the 'Welcome Back' Reception for members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus hosted by The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
was demonstrating chopping out a canvasback decoy with an ax.
The event was attended by over 120 leaders of major conservation organizations, corporate partners and congressmen.
Through a grant awarded by the Local Management Board of the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area, high school students are learning to carve a Canvasback Drake Decoy under the direction of nationally acclaimed waterfowl carver Warren Saunders
(Taken from The Daily Banner, February 15, 2007)
WILDFOWL CARVER WARREN SAUNDERS ELECTED TO BOARD 2006
Warren Saunders,an award winning carver from Dorchester County, was elected to the Board of Directors of the prestigious Harve de Grace Decoy Museum.
Harve de Grace Maryland is recognized as the Decoy Capitol of the World.
"I was honored to get the call on October 29th from Ed Watt, President of the Board, congratulating me on my appointment to the Board.
"The Museum is in a beautiful setting on the water and their Decoy and Wildlife Art Festival and competition is one I never miss, as a competitor and as a Judge.
Also,it is a place where my students come to compete and if and when they beat me, it's a compliment."
"Ronnie Rue is honored in the museum.
was one of my first teachers years ago."
In the spring 2006, Catharine Dawson the Director of Education for the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at Salisbury University, asked Mr. Saunders
to teach the Pilot Carving Program in the Public School System.
In May 2006, Saunders
taught basic carving in Ms. McElroy's Art Class at Mardela Middle and High School to 25 junior and senior high students.
"They all wanted to continue to learn to carve," said Saunders
"It really captured their attention and the more focus, the less need for band aids.Carving will improve their concentration skills and they can take that with them through life."
Saunders teaching Pilot Carving Program in Public School
Warren Saunders,Jr. is a highly recognized Eastern Shore Waterfowl Carver, who competes throughout the Eastern United States from Pennsylvania to Alabama.
was the featured Decoy Carver for the 2002 National Wildlife Refuge Friends Conference held at the Wyndham Hotel inWashington, D.C.
participated in the Pro Bass Shop Outdoor World 2002 through 2006 Fall Classics and the Maryland Duck and Goose Calling Championship for 2004 and 2006.
was the Grand National Carver of the Year 2005.
gives carving demonstrations at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Spa and Conference Center and he
was commissioned to carve a full sized Great Blue Heron in flight, which gracefully hangs at the Visitor Center
at Sailwinds in Cambridge, Maryland.
competed in (2006) with a Ne Ne Goose (Hawaii) and Ross's Goose.