About Marcia

I never planned to be a woodcarver. Actually, as a kid with 3 artistically and musically talented sisters, I was thoroughly convinced that there was nothing artistic about me. It wasn't until I was nearing the age of 40 that I decided to do "something stupid" and take an Adult Education drawing class. That ended up being one of those life-altering decisions.

While taking that class, I frequented the art section of the local library and came across some pictures of Henry Moore wood sculptures. I just HAD to try carving. Armed with a folding knife, a block of scrap construction fir, and a newly acquired E. J. Tangerman book, I started making chips until I ended up with a quirky little duck (or something) carving. I was hooked!

My first "real" carvings were pretty primitive looking Santas. People saw them and actually offered to pay real money for them!! A lot has changed since then. The road from hobbyist to full time, professional wood carver has been an exciting one. Growth is now a priority. My goals involve gaining as much knowledge, experience and skill as possible. And, through teaching, and recently, writing for "Carving Magazine", I am now able do my part in helping to keep the traditions of wood carving strong.

In the past, several of my carvings have been awarded ribbons in competition. Although I rarely do shows now, I have been invited to demonstrate carving at several events, including the American Folk Festival in Bangor,Maine, and the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Most of my time is spent designing and carving pieces for purchase through my web page and through several galleries.

If you are near any of these galleries, please stop in to see my carvings "in person":

The Maine Gathering
21 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843
Christmas Treasures
52959 McKenzie Highway
Blue River, OR 97413

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your visit and your browse through my page and galleries. If you don't see what you are looking for, feel free to contact me.

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Walnut Basset Hound, one of my very first carvings.

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