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The UK Woodcarving magazine's Competition, October 2007

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Woodcarver

of the year 2007

 

 
Ian Edwards:
 "I really like the overall movement of this carving, with the fine details being very carefully and cleanly finished.Some of the finer detail that interests me is where the mace hangs outside of the mount - this really does give the illusion of movement, which this carver demonstrates the ability to capture in his work."
 
 
 
"Trouble at the Castle"

>> Gold <<

 

 

 

"Icarus"

The judges' comments ...


Chris Pye:

"This was quite an oustanding piece and an obvious winner in this category; the carver shows confidence and excellent technique; passion and determination are etched on Icarus' face and posture; the drapery and anatomy ring true but perhaps lost a little where the arms join the body within the sleeve - I wonder if these were separately carved? The whole is well finished. Well done!"


Ian Edwards:

"This is a very impressive carving with lots of points of interest. It has good movement, the figure is well proportioned and it has been cleanly carved. I like the way the wings are attached to the hands through toggle and strap. This is a good take on the Icarus theme. You can easily depict the determination in the mind of Icarus through the expression on his face. This piece could be improved by the anatomy of the face carving and the proportions around the eyes."


Stuart Lawson:

"Another remarkable example from Peter Paces, winner of the last year's In the Round Carving category. Icarus is proud and determined, and ready to take flight. His wings are seen in the full splendour, contrasting with the almost uncomfortable intensity of Icarus' expression.

The way that the base, rocks and figure are balanced contributes greatly to the success of this carving."

 

 

The UK Woodcarving magazine's Competition, October 2006

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>> Gold <<

 

 

 

 

"The Knockout"

The judges' comments ...


Ian Edwards:

"This carving really has appeal; the carver has managed to capture both the movement and the impact of the fight, coupled with the intense expressions of the referee and the contestants. It really seems as though you are viewing the fight from a ringside seat.
Knockout has also been finished to a high standard and is anatomically correct, with good movement in the legs of the contestants receiving the blow, right down to the movement of the material of the shorts. Areas for improvement would be subtlety in carving the faces."


Chris Pye:

"As the striking boxer leans forward into his punch, the referee leans back, creating a tense, triangular space out of which, I swear, I can hear the 'thwack' of the glove meeting the chin.

A very good design - dynamic, engaging; entirely fitting. The faces, for me, are a little overworked (almost bordering on caricature?) but otherwise the carving is excellent throughout - good anatomy and showing a carver in control, right down to shirt buttons and boot laces.

An exciting, engaging and complicated piece of work.

Congratulations!"


Stuart Lawson:

This is such an ambitious carving in so many ways - capturing the drama and, significantly, the distortion of a specific moment that has produced a unique piece of work.

A large part of any figure-study's success is how well it represents the weight of its subject, and all three of Peter's contrasting figures communicate gravity with conviction. The distinct nature of each character and their relationship to each other produces a very balanced and vivid composition."

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Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A.

Sponsors of the International Woodcarvers Congress

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2007 Show Results

 
(A detailed 2007 Show report is not available yet)

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    "Trouble at the Castle"

 

  Group H:
Class 803
- Group
 1. Peter Paces

 2. Matt Hey

 3. James W.Huck

 

   
    "Icarus" 
 
   
 

  Group L:

Religious/Mythical

Class - 

  1. Sandy Smith

  2. Peter Paces

  3. Donald Elsasser

   
    "The Unholy Trinity" 
 
 

  Group C:

Ornamental
Class 306 - 
Decorative

  1. Ed Johnson

  2. Peter Paces

 

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2006 Show Results

 
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>3rd Best of Show<

 


"St.George"


   

... with Tom Kreyling, the AWC President ...

  Group L:

Religious/Mythical
Class 92
8 - Group
 1. Peter Paces

 2. T.W.Wegner

 

   
    "Marionettes" 
 
    (The Champ and Coco the Clown)
 

  Group C:

Ornamental
Class 307 - 
Decorative

  1. Darlene Burson

  2. Peter Paces

  3. Peter Paces 

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2005 Show Results

 

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>People's Choice<

 


"St.Wenceslas"
 

 

 

 

... at the Saturday Banquet ...

Intermediate

Class 001

  1. Robert D.Kroese

  2. Peter Paces

 

 

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2004 Show Results

 

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We have another two-time winner in the group awards. Peter Paces won the Best of Group H after taking a First Place ribbon in Class 804 with his carving called "The Knockout". The scene is 12"x10"x9". 

  Group H:
Humans to 15"
Class 804
- Group
 1. Peter Paces
 2. Richard A.Young 

Peter then took Second Best of Group honors with his gallant "King's Minder". That piece is 15"x6"x6" and took a First place in Class 802 to qualify for the Best of Group awards. 

Once again, Peter traveled all the way from Croydon, Surrey, England with his lovely wife Jana to partake in the week-long Congress festivities.

  Group H:
Humans to 15"
Class 802 - Natural
 1. Peter Paces
 2. David B.Johnson
 3. Norman Bunn 

Peter Paces from Surrey, England came second to Peter Watson in Class 901, but did take the Third Best of Group award.

His carving "Once Upon a Time..."  measures  11"x10"x8".

  Group K:
Group Carving
Class 901
-Realistic
 1. Peter Watson
 2. Peter Paces
 3. Mike Rolow
 4. James W.Huck

"Keeper of the jewels"

  Group L:
Religious/Mythical
Class 927
- Animal
 1. Peter Paces
 2. Rick Curvey
 3. Linda Boatright

(International entries)
I know this carver has been shown elsewhere in this report, but he did come a bit further than the rest of our foreign visitors.
Peter Paces, Croydon, Surrey, England, calls his piece "Crucifix".

  Group L:
Religious/Mythical
Class 921
- Figure
 1. Peter Paces
 2. Dennis Jackson
 3. Lester E.Scott

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2001 Show Results

 

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"The Final Moments" is a scene depicting the abuse of Christ. It was done by Peter Paces who has attended the Congress for the last three years all the way from Croydon, Surrey, England.


Congratulations to Peter for making the cover of Chit Chats in the  Sept/Oct issue, thus representing the Congress competition.
His piece took a 1st in Class 931-Religious & the Best of Group L.
(14"x10"x6 1/2")

 Group L:

Religious+Mythical
Class 922 - Group

 1. Peter Paces
 2. T.Wegner 
 3. Jim Dupont

(International entries)
I know this carver has been shown elsewhere in this report, but he did come a bit further than the rest of our foreign visitors. Peter Paces, Croydon, Surrey, England, calls his piece "Catch me if you can...".  It measures 8" x 10" x 4". 

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2000 Show Results

 

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Things went so well for Peter Paces last year, that he decided to have a go of it again. He started his medal journey by taking a First Place in Class 801, then going on to take the Best of Group H award.  He calls his muscle man, "Mr. Universe". Peter hand carried the piece all the way from Croydon, Surrey in England.
It measures 5.75"x4.25"x4.5". 
  Group H:
Humans to 15" 
Class 801-Realistic
 1. Peter Paces
 2. Justin Gordon
 3. Norman Bunn

"One for All and All for One!" may have been the cry of the Four Musketeers, but this time it was prophetic for Peter Paces from Croydon, Surrey, England. The "all" was a First Place in Class 901 Realistic Humans, and First Place finish in overall Group K category.
The scene is 12 1/4" x 6 1/2" x 16".

  Group K:
Group Carving
Class 901 - Humans
 1. Peter Paces
 2. Peter Paces
 3. S.L.Mendelsohn

Peter Paces got another shot at us statesiders with this agrarian scene called "10-mile Service".
The piece earned a 1st Place Blue Ribbon in class 903 Combining Humans+Animals and the size is 12 1/2"x4 1/2"x8".

  Group K:
Group Carving

Class 903

Humans and Animals
 1. Peter Paces
 2. Robert Le Master
 3. J.Hemminghouse

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1999 Show Results

 

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Coming all the way across the big pond from Croydon, Surrey in England to visit the Congress, Peter Paces was determined to make his trip memorable. And that he did! Out of 15 carvings entered into  competition, nine went home with ribbon,some with more than one.

"Tea Taster's Tea Break" was one such double winner. It took a 1st in Class 801, and the Best of Group H.

 Group H:
Humans to 15"
Class 801-Realistic
 1. Peter Paces
 2. Peter Paces
 3. James W. Huck
After letting Clyde Taylor capture the Best of Group K - Group Carvings (see Best of Show Page), Peter Paces showed no mercy with the rest of the Best of Group awards. His "Crazy Horses" galloped on to a 2nd Place in Class 902 - Realistic Animals, and then corralled a Second Place in the Best of Group K. They are in stained lime, 9" x 7" x 10" (225 x 175 x 250).

 Group K:
Group Carving 
Class 902-Animals
 1. Clyde Taylor
 2. Peter Paces

His carving titled "More?!" is a scene showing Oliver asking Mr Bumble for another helping. It took a First Place in Class 901 - Realistic Humans, and ended up with a Third Place in overall Group K category. 
The scene measures 5" x 7" x 10" (125 x 175 x 250) and is in lime. Peter is from Croydon, Surrey, England.

 Group K:
Group Carving
Class 901-Humans
 1. Peter Paces
 2. D.L. Denmon
 3. Alvin Felch

OK, is it just me or are all of you seeing a trend developing here. Granted, this is the International Woodcarvers Congress, but to have someone come over all the way from England and go home with all those well-deserved ribbons gets to be a bit much.

Peter Paces was called up to the podium so often at the Banquet, they were going to get him a chair right up front.

 Group K:
Group  Carving
Class 927-Mythical
 1. Peter Paces
 2. Vickie Branson
 3. Eliodoro Cadawas
"Come and Get It", earned a First Place award in Class 927 - A Group Carving Containing a Mythical Figure. It went on to be awarded the Best of Group L -  All Mythical Carvings. His creation is 12"x5"x9"(300x125x225),in lime.
Peter headed home to Surrey, England quite pleased with his first time competing at the Congress. 
Peter Paces is accepting one of his many, many awards from one of our new Board Members, Linda Langenberg. 

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