Young carvers show­case their tal­ent

The Star Democrat - - FRONT PAGE - Fol­low me on Twit­ter @Dspier­ing617 By DENAE SPIERING dspier­ing@ches­

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.

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