On November 5th, our guest is a retired junior-high social-studies teacher, turned carver. Dick Weber fell in love with carving in 1970 when he saw the world’s tallest totem pole in Alaska. He decided that was what he really wanted to do, so over the years, he took classes from expert carvers and developed his skills. Initially, he concentrated on Northwest Indian style carving, and then learned other carving styles. Currently, he teaches carving classes in Oak Harbor and Anacortes, but he still takes occasional classes himself. Birds and faces are part of his specialties now. Dick plans to demonstrate his skill in carving faces at our meeting, and will also bring several examples of his work for display. He has also offered to donate some of his work for raffle during this meeting! Proceeds will go to our Toys for Tots program.
"My eyes have been filled with the endlessly changing patterns of the grains. I have felt the warmth of a thousand suns in my hands every day. I have smelled the rich, tangy odors of the freshly hewn chips. These are the things that have made my life so fine."
Jonas Wainwright, 1832