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Take a Class with Bill in Nantucket!
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.
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.