Congratulations to Rick Jensen, WCI’s 2014 Woodcarver of the Year”
Rick, a Vietnam vet, husband, father and grandfather has been carving since he was seven years old. His carving accomplishments are monumental! Rick has won multiple Best of Show, People’s Choice, and Judge’s Choice Awards. He is an internationally respected woodcarver instructor. His carvings have been featured in Chicago and Branson art galleries. He has been a featured artist, instructor, presenter and judge at the most prestigious woodcarving venues in the North America.
Rick Jensen and Jack Williams produced An Illustrated Guide to Carving Tree Bark. Releasing Whimsical Houses & Woodspirits from Found Wood published by Fox Chapel Publishing Company. I find this book to be an invaluable tool when carving bark. Here are photos from my copy, which is where I found Rick’s picture, too.
Beyond all his carving accomplishments, Rick Jensen is the epitome of what woodcarving represents; not only is he an excellent carver and instructor, but also a kind, caring individual. I applaud Woodcarving Illustrated’s choice. They could not have chosen a finer woodcarver for their 2014 Woodcarver of the Year Award.