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Folk artist, Bill Sarni of Hingham, MA, is well known for his outstanding decoy carvings with their meticulous detail. Raised in the Accord section of town where he enjoyed the wildlife of New England, Bill continues to observe songbirds, ducks and shorebirds from his home overlooking the beautiful Weir River. It is the local and natural environment that has inspired this folk artist.


As a child, Bill grew up next door to Joseph W. Lincoln, a famous decoy carver, whose decoys are well sought out by collectors today both here and abroad. Inspired by Lincoln, and other Hingham carvers, such as Alfred Gardner, Ralph Laurie, Elisa, Russ, Carl, and Shorty Burr, Bill continues to work in the Hingham and New England style of carving. Bill is both a collector and restorer of decoys, reflecting his devotion to this unique American folk art form.

Bill has earned several awards and ribbons for his decoys and has a long list of private collectors and individuals that have commissioned his work for their collections. Most recently, Bill was selected (again!) as one of the top 200 traditional craftsmen in the country by Early American Life Magazine. His work also appears in two Lark Art books, “by Hand” by Janice Eaton Kilby and “Design” by Steven Aimone published by Sterling Publishers, N.Y. He is also featured in a Taunton Press book written by Sam Martin, titled “Manspace”. His work also appeared in the “American Crafts” calendar published by Brown trout Publishers, San Francisco, Ca. Bill also had the privilege of being selected as the States Folk Artist to be interviewed by the Folk Arts and Heritage Program initiated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Bill's work will soon be displayed in a 2008 exhibit at the Museum of Natural History in Lexington, MA.

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