On Saturday, Dec. 21, three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Carving that day will be David Buzzard, of Lexington, who specializes in bark carvings, portraits and caricature carvings. Also carving will be Jack Johnson, of Somerset, who enjoys carving animals and John Lister, of Berea, who carves both animals and hand-hewn bowls.
Members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers live in many communities in central Kentucky, and their activities include carving classes, carving demonstrations at schools, monthly Kentucky Artisan Center demonstrations and special events.
Members specialize in a wide variety of techniques and styles of carving. Carvers in the group often mentor each other, and all enjoy sharing their love of woodcarving, making their demonstrations at the Kentucky Artisan Center a mix of humor, technique and storytelling.
Woodcarving is an ancient art found in every culture and part of the world, reflecting many carving styles such as whittling, line carving, chip carving, pierced carving, relief carving, in-the-round carving (sculpture), architectural carving and chainsaw carving.