Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd

International Woodcarvers Congress

Affiliated Wood Carvers, Limited, (AWC) is a non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to promote the fine art of woodcarving through the sponsorship of the International Woodcarvers Congress.


Each year, AWC hosts a variety of seminars taught by some of the foremost carvers in the world. Classes range from one-day to five-days; topics include woodcarving, clay sculpting, painting and many more. There are also classes offered for the non-carving participant.

Anyone who is a member of AWC Ltd. can take a seminar. Membership is $20.00 per year (USA), $25.00 (Foreign) and runs the calendar year from January to December.  You may join or renew your membership using the Seminar Registration Form below or the stand-alone membership form HERE

Impromptu gatherings of carvers during the evening hours offer many opportunities to  socialize, pick up different carving techniques and perhaps a trade secret or two.

Specific seminar topics and costs are announced in the “Congress Newsletter” sent to all dues paying members. The seminar description flyer is also available for download further below on this page.

For current information on seminar status, please click the Seminar Status menu item to your left.

Information and Forms


Please Note - 2018 Information will be made available as soon as available.  While some 2017 instructors will return for 2018 we still need to confirm details.  Please check back for updates.

Seminar instructors for 2017 included the following:  Jim Thalacker, Janet Denton Cordell, Steve Brown, John Engler, Leah Goddard, Dylan Goodson, Josh Guge, Vic Hood, Chris Howard, Adina Denton Huckins. Denny Neubauer, Linda Langenbert Curtis, Michele Parsons, Bruce Shostak, Sandy Smith, Mary & Jimmie Earl McKinzie, and Greg Wirtz.

2018 Seminar Descriptions are not yet available

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