Shelly Wilson's Profile

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Early waterfowl decoys, while intended for functional use, are truly examples of the American folk art. Each of our decoys are carefully handcrafted from native woods including cedar and basswood. They are hand painted and finished to resemble the antique working decoy. Each decoy is individually made, therefore slight variations will occur making each piece one of a kind. These decorative woodcarvings make unique gifts for any occasion.

Brooks Wilson, a second generation carver, is honored to continue this tradition which was taught to him by his parents and carried on in memory of his father, Michael E. Wilson. Wilson's Decoys was established in 1978 by Michael E. and Sylvia Wilson. Brooks and Shelly Wilson began making the decoys in 1998. At that time, they also introduced songbirds and folk art pieces to their line.

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  • Joined June 16, 2010

Favorite materials

basswood, cedar, pine, wood, acrylic paint, recycled materials, antique porch spindles, crazy quilts, fabric, vintage buttons, pottery

About

Early waterfowl decoys, while intended for functional use, are truly examples of the American folk art. Each of our decoys are carefully handcrafted from native woods including cedar and basswood. They are hand painted and finished to resemble the antique working decoy. Each decoy is individually made, therefore slight variations will occur making each piece one of a kind. These decorative woodcarvings make unique gifts for any occasion.

Brooks Wilson, a second generation carver, is honored to continue this tradition which was taught to him by his parents and carried on in memory of his father, Michael E. Wilson. Wilson's Decoys was established in 1978 by Michael E. and Sylvia Wilson. Brooks and Shelly Wilson began making the decoys in 1998. At that time, they also introduced songbirds and folk art pieces to their line.

In addition to woodcarvings and songbirds, Wilson's Decoys, also offers unique stitcheries, mosaics, handmade cats, and numerous other folk art items. Brooks and Shelly collaborate on each piece to produce a quality handmade item.

Please visit often as the inventory is constantly changing.

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