Saturday August 19th 2017

Carver George MacMillan

George MacMillan carving Carving by George MacMillan

George MacMillan, world class carver & wildlife artist gave his accreditation talk to the Rotary Club of Perth on April 8 2013.  George was born in Sherbrooke, QC then later moved to the artisan town of Lennoxville, QC where he spent his youth.  He got drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks and subsequently got injured at farm camp at the age of 17.  He then went to Bishops University and majored in History with a minor in Arts. He worked for Armtex Fiber as regional head of buildings and grounds then taught Intro to Technology to special needs children  at Lachine High School.  He saw a display of wildlife carvings by J.B. Garton and was so enthralled that he tried his hand at carving a bird.  Imperial Tobacco wanted to purchase this first carving but he refused to sell it and gave it to his bride as a wedding present.  J.B Garton became his mentor and In 1995 he moved to Perth and became a full time carver.  He has won 37 World Championship awards including many firsts  at different levels.  Since 1995 he has carved 5,860 pieces.  He has taught in Seattle and Yellowknife to name a few locations.  George owns and operates the Black Duck Studio where he does his carving and holds classes.   His studio is located at 2896 Rideau Ferry Road, Unit 203, Perth, Ontario.  Visitors are always welcome at his studio. Visit his website at www.blackduckstudio.ca

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