Laural Dabbs

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Laural Dabbs has been making traditional authentic working decoys, shore birds and song birds since 1988. Using antique hand-tools and Atlantic white cedar, she demonstrates the art of carving at living history events through museum programs, school groups, scout troops and wildlife and conservation events. She has won several awards including the Harry V. Shourds Memorial Master Carver Award in 2002 at the Decoy and Gunning show held in Tuckerton, New Jersey.
The tradition and history of her work is as important to Laurel Dabbs as the style and form of her carvings. She always brings her workbench along with her to events giving live demonstrations in the art of carving. The life-sized carvings range from tiny chickadees to great blue herons.

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