Wayne is an avid bird watcher which has inspired and enriched his woodcarving craft. His favorite subjects are birds of prey, but he enjoys working from other birds and animals as well.
Wayne has also been sculpting portraits of his grandchildren in clay and casting them in bronze.
After retiring, Wayne started carving full time and attending workshops conducted by world class carvers such as Ernie Muehlmatt, Bob Guge, Phil Galatas, Chris White and Gary Eigenberger.
Upon joining Fire Arts, Wayne added working in clay, and casting in bronze using the lost wax process.
Wayne has exhibited at many sites including: Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Center, Niles, Michigan; Love Creek Nature Center, Berrien County, Michigan; and wood carving shows at Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; Duneland Wood Carvers Show, Portage, Indiana; The Fruit Belt Wood Carving Show, Cass County Fair Grounds, Michigan; World Championship Ward Wildfowl Carving Competition, Ocean City, Maryland; and the International Wood Carver Congress, Davenport, Iowa.
- Black Capped Chickadee
- 11" High
- Golden Eagle
- 28" High
- Polar Bears
- 10 & 3/4" Long