Over the last 27 years his shop produced about 200,000 woodcarvings in basswood and pine, in about 800variations. He was the first carver to mass produce loons for the North American gift market, and he created the 320 loon profiles that marked the entrances to Northern Reflections mall stores across North America.
Taylor’s work is distinguished by close attention to finish as well as form. His completed pieces have a finish so fine that visitors are often moved to comment “It feels so smooth I hate to put it down!”
Turnings include natural-edge burl bowls, footed bowls, pepper mills, wine stoppers, and so on.
Veterinarian and Wood Artisan. Making unique, hand-made custom pieces from salvaged, reclaimed and re-purposed wood found in Ontario lake shores and woodlands.
David Bruce Johnson
David began carving in 1987 and entered his first competition in 1991. His creativity and technical prowess led to success at numerous competitions and a growing international reputation. Among awards too numerous to detail are honors from the Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championships, the Canadian Wildlife Carving Championships, the Canadian Carving Championships, and the prestigious International Wood Carvers Congress.