a resident of Custer,SD, is a retired Associate Professor of
Biology from South Dakota State University. Keith has had a life-long
interest in and appreciation of woodcarving, but did not become
actively involved in carving until about 20 years ago. Prior
to that time he learned on his own by gleaning whatever information
he could reading “Chip Chats”. He was particularly
influenced early on by the work of Andy Anderson and Claude Bolton.
Only after attending a variety of classes and seminars did carving
become a “serious endeavor”. Since retirement, carving
has become his full-time hobby. While he has enjoyed carving
a wide range of subjects in a variety of styles, caricature carving
is Keith’s first love.
has taught carving classes on a regular basis during the summer
season at the National Museum of Woodcarving and by invitation
from various carving clubs throughout the US. Since 1986, he
has been the Carver-in-Residence at the Museum in Custer. He
was elected to CCA membership in 1993.
is available to teach woodcarving seminars. His carvings are
available for sale.
12057 Fjerdingren Pl
Custer, SD 57730