By Eric Baur
Three years ago I took a workshop on Traditional Decoy Carving. I had no previous knowledge about decoy carving, but the workshop appealed to me as both an artist and a hunter. By the end of the second day, I was amazed that I had carved, sanded and painted a decoy.
Since then, the majority of my artistic focus has been on making decoys. After that first workshop I continued to keep in contact with the instructor and eventually joined a decoy carving guild located in Virginia Beach.
I have enjoyed learning about the craft as well as the history of decoy carving, and I am looking forward to participating in decoy festivals in the future.