Rick Svitzer

Rick is a retired orthodontist who started chip carving as a hobby 35 years ago.  He saw a book on chip carving by Wayne Barton and thought it would be worth a try since there were so few tools involved and if it did not work out there was a minimal investment involved.  After starting on his own, he had the privilege of taking a class at the Campbell Folk School taught by Wayne.  Wayne popularized chip carving  in the United States over 50 years ago and has refined it to include different techniques that allow for more decorative motifs.  He has published several books on the subject and taught all over the US and Europe. The class at Campbell created a long term friendship with Wayne and Rick was able to teach with Wayne at Campbell over the last 7 years.

If you have any questions, feel free to Email Rick at svitzerjr@ appstate.edu

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Registration Information

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 2 days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this session we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Marissa Winkler at winklerml@appstate.edu to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

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