â An ornate pearwood jewelry box by Glendale, CA, artist Nairi Safaryan won first prize in a Carving Artistry Contest sponsored by Woodcraft and Pfeil. He will receive a 4-day/3-night trip for two to Brienz, Switzerland, and private carving lessons with master carver Paul Fuchs at the Kantonale Schnitzlerschule Brienz woodcarving school.
Second place went to Roger Strautman from Woodburn, IN, for âThe Shroud,â a chip-carved cross with carved wooden linen. Strautman wins a Pfeil âSwiss Madeâ Brienz Collection boxed carving set.
âWe were overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the submissions we received for this contest,â said Jeff Forbes, president of Woodcraft Supply LLC. âThis effort truly confirms that world-class woodworking is being conducted in home workshops all across America.â
More than 370 woodworkers submitted entries to this yearâs contest. Submissions are available for review at woodcraft.com/swiss.
Woodcraft Supply is one of the nationâs largest suppliers of woodworking tools and supplies. Woodcraft stores are located in more than 70 major metropolitan areas across the United States.
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