National organizations of interest to woodcarvers.
"The Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) was established in 1990. 2016 marks our 26th year, and I think it’s a safe bet that our 15 founding members would have been amazed to look into the future 26 years and see the dramatic evolution of caricature carving. ..."
John C. Campbell Folk School provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.
The Southern Highland Craft Guild brings a long history to its members and visitors. It is based on the service of mission people to the rural mountain communities. Today it continues to serve and educate new generations in the importance of handwork to the mountain communities it serves.
The WOOD BEE CARVER, Donald K. Mertz of Wilmington, Ohio has been actively carving since 1975 when he joined the National Wood Carvers Association. He is a frequent contributor to its publication “Chip Chats” writing under the byline, “The WOOD BEE CARVER” whose philosophy is “Would be carvers would be carvers if they would carve wood.”