Young carvers showcase their talent
EASTON — In the back corner of the Easton Middle School sat the next generation of carvers, Daniel Irons, 15, and Jonathan Irons, 13, of Queenstown, quietly working on their next creation during the 47th annual Waterfowl Festival.
The Irons brothers were at the Festival on Sunday, Nov. 12, to show off their talents, blue ribbons and their works of art.
The brothers were anchored at either end of their display table as they diligently worked on their carvings.
Their father, Mike Irons said both of his sons have competed and won several times in the youth divisions of the annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival, in Ocean City.
Daniel Irons has been carving for eight years and said carving helps him with his other hobby — bird watching.
“I just like it. I like birds, and I am big bird watcher too,” Daniel said. “I like carving them because it helps with bird watching. We get to see them in three dimension. Carving is just cool because you’re taking a piece of wood and turning into a bird that looks life like.”
Jonathan Irons, 13, of Queenstown, focuses on his carving.