VAUGHN & STEPHANIE RAWSON


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Portrait of Vaughn & Stephanie Rawson

Vaughn and Stephanie Rawson founded the Whimsical Whittler wood carving studio in 1989 specializing in Santas, holiday figures and other Americana-inspired folk art. Known for their highly detailed work, the Rawsons hand-carve figures from basswood using knives and chisels. They paint their characters in muted colors and finish them to reflect an aged patina. Each piece is therefore a unique expression of the woodcarving art.

The Rawson's Santa figures draw upon extensive research and collecting of antique books, postcards and drawings. A single Santa may have as many as 17 detailed carved toys on the figure. While some of the figures are traditional in style, reflecting the artists’ interpretations of the various cultural influences on the American Christmas, others are purely whimsical in nature, made in hopes of bringing a smile to the viewer. Many of the Rawson's figures are limited editions, and one-of-a-kind work is available.

The Whimsical Whittler
1745 W. Columbia Rd.
Mason, MI 48854
Phone: 517-676-4846
Website: www.whimsicalwhittler.com

Vaughn & Stephanie Rawson have been selected for the following Directories:

2010
Year: 2010, 
				Category: Holiday
HOLIDAY
2009
Year: 2009, 
				Category: Holiday
HOLIDAY
2009
Year: 2009, 
				Category: Holiday
HOLIDAY
2008
Year: 2008, 
				Category: Other Holidays
OTHER HOLIDAYS
2008
Year: 2008, 
				Category: Santas
SANTAS
2007
Year: 2007, 
				Category: Other Holidays
OTHER HOLIDAYS
2007
Year: 2007, 
				Category: Santas
SANTAS
2006
Year: 2006, 
				Category: Other Holidays
OTHER HOLIDAYS
2006
Year: 2006, 
				Category: Santas
SANTAS
2005
Year: 2005, 
				Category: Holiday
HOLIDAY
2005
Year: 2005, 
				Category: Woodcarving
WOODCARVING
2004
Year: 2004, 
				Category: Christmas
CHRISTMAS
2003
Year: 2003, 
				Category: Christmas, Wood
CHRISTMAS, WOOD
2002
Year: 2002, 
				Category: Christmas, Wood
CHRISTMAS, WOOD
2002
Year: 2002, 
				Category: Christmas
CHRISTMAS
2001
Year: 2001, 
				Category: Christmas, Wood
CHRISTMAS, WOOD
2000
Year: 2000, 
				Category: Christmas, Wood
CHRISTMAS, WOOD
1999
Year: 1999, 
				Category: Christmas, Wood
CHRISTMAS, WOOD
1998
Year: 1998, 
				Category: Christmas, Wood
CHRISTMAS, WOOD
1997
Year: 1997, 
				Category: Christmas, Wood
CHRISTMAS, WOOD
1996
Year: 1996, 
				Category: Christmas, Wood
CHRISTMAS, WOOD
1992
Year: 1992, 
				Category: Christmas, Wood
CHRISTMAS, WOOD
1991
Year: 1991, 
				Category: Christmas, Wood
CHRISTMAS, WOOD
Biography updated October 3, 2016   Photograph updated October 3, 2016  Contact information updated July 7, 2011
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