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JODE HILLMAN - Veteran New Jersey Decoy Carver

Posted by Vincent James on Jul 31st 2020

Jode Hillman is a veteran New Jersey carver. Buzzing with energy, he’s taken a break from his workshop to chat with me about carving duck decoys. Less than five minutes into our call, it’s clear Hi … read more

MICHAEL BRAUN - New Jersey Decoy Carver Interview

Posted by Vincent James on Jul 22nd 2020

When Michael Braun, or Mr. B as he’s known to carvers and collectors, and I connect after a week of phone tag, he’s in the place you’ll find him most days of the week: his New Jersey workshop; a ki … read more
Decoy History

Decoy History

Posted by J.R. Duren on Jan 14th 2020

The History of DecoysThere is a stretch of land along the Atlantic Flyway that is legendary for its carvers: Assateague Island.Some years ago, on an ordinary day, some hunters returned to their game … read more
The Old Masters

The Old Masters

Posted by J.R. Duren on Jan 14th 2020

The Old Masters: Famous Names from Decoy Carving HistoryDecoy carving, like any fabled art form, has its Old Masters. The men who make up the unofficial decoy hall of fame come from a variety of backg … read more
Three Great Carvers

Three Great Carvers

Posted by J.R. Duren on Jan 14th 2020

Decoy Carving Legends: Lem Ward, Harry V. Shourds and Rich SmokerIf the town of Crisfield, MD, could stretch out its legs, its feet would touch the greenish waters of the Tangiers Sound. It’s here i … read more