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Ronald McMahan Walt Cottingham


Collaborative piece by Walt Cottingham and Ronnie McMahan.  Hand carved birds, textured with a wood-burning pen, feet are metal and eyes are glass, hand painted with layers of acrylic washes.

  • 30″ x 28″ x 9″
  • Oak burl, black walnut, mountain laurel, basswood



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Ronald McMahan

People often use the term “looks real” when describing my woodcarving work. Regardless of detail level or size, each piece includes a touch of life and a sense of “this could be real”. A personality is given to each piece. Careful attention is given to habitat and display even in the more simplistic carvings.

Walt Cottingham

I have lived in the Southern Appalachians for most of my life, and have been creating craft pieces since childhood. I use natural materials, such as mountain laurel, hollow logs, and slabs, as well as recycled material from old buildings and sawmills, to create interesting pieces of rustic beauty and functionality. My primary work today is in building birdhouses, ornaments, and tables.

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