Antler & Horn

I began working with antler over 30 years ago when I made custom knives with carved antler handles, and I continue to use and love the material today. Antler and horn provide an interesting challenge for me as an artist because the character of the material varies so widely depending on the animal it came from and what part of the antler or horn I am using; this means that each type of antler or horn is suited for a different type of artwork. Whether in turned vessels made from moose and caribou antler, large sculptures made from Dahl Sheep and mountain goat horn, sculpture bases from elk antler tines, or spirit faces carved in the crown of deer antlers, my goal is to discover the art or craft that will best display the unique beauty of each horn and antler that I work.