Mitchell resides in Morganton, NC with his wife Page. Mitchell
works in the textile industry as a development manager for a company
in South Carolina.
“I began carving in the early 1980s out of necessity. Carving was a frugal
way to provide a gift for my sister”, Mitchell said.
Although he has not carved continuously since his first carving experience, a
meeting with CCA member and author Tom Wolfe rekindled that desire to create
in wood. Mitchell has since taken classes with a number of CCA members
including Pete LeClair, Peter Ortel, Desiree Hajny, Gary Falin, and Harold Enlow.
Memberships include The National Wood Carvers Association, Charlotte Wood Carvers
Club, The Catawba Valley Wood Carvers Club, and the Artisans Guild of N.C. Mitchell’s
caricature chess set was featured on the cover of the fall 2008 issue of Woodcarving
Illustrated. Mitchell is also a moderator on the Woodcarving Illustrated message
For Mitchell, carving has provided more than an outlet for his creativity. Mitchell
feels the biggest reward has been the friendships made with others that share
his interest in the art of woodcarving. Mitchell enjoys mentoring others
by building upon the student’s talents and interests.
1308 Mountain Shadows Drive
Morganton, NC 28655