Dills Carolina Wren Ornament

Tony Dills


A perky little wren ornament by longtime carver Tony Dills of western North Carolina.

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This perky little wren ornament is carved and painted by Tony Dills from Weaverville, North Carolina.

Nature has always been an important part of Tony’s life. He worked for 30 years with the animals at the WNC Nature Center, and has had an interest in bird carving since he was a teenager. Edsel Martin, renowned whittler, was one of Tony’s first carving teachers. “Edsel showed me how to carve birds; he’d carve half a bird and give it to me and let me carve the other side. I learned quite a bit about carving birds from Edsel.”

This ornament is flat on the back, approximately 3å_ in. from end to end, and hangs on a white ribbon. 

Artist statement included.