Creede is a beautiful historic mining town surrounded by high peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The organizing committee did a wonderful job of providing classes in a variety of carving techniques, a vendor area, and food right on the carving site. The event is held in the Creede Community Center which is underground in a mine shaft. Several of the classes and the vendor area were also in the mine shafts.
I taught for 3 days with rotating students. This teaching format is different than what I usually offer but it worked out good and gave me an opportunity to meet more carvers. Several students were in class all 3 days, others just 1 or 2.
View from the Community Center
Dwight carved the Trail Boss
Mother and son, Melodie and Rode are beginners and did a good job on Skeeter and Buzz.
You may recognize these Okies as Phil & Vicki Bishop who carved with me for 3 days. After class they followed us home for a few days visit at our cabin.
Tom and Alan busy at work on Old Timer and Gramps.
Jim is a fisherman and enjoyed carving Skeeter.
Bev joined our class for 1 day and carved Darrel.
Husband and wife, Marlon and Kathy carved Ol Buck and the Christmas Bear.
Sign up for next year's event HERE and don't forget to make hotel reservations early as there are only a few hotels in town. If you have an RV there are several campgrounds within an easy distance.