Wayne Barton

Wayne Barton

Wayne Barton is an American-born professional woodcarver who lives in Park Ridge, Illinois, with his Swiss wife Marlies. First given an interest in woodcarving at the age of five under the tutelage of his Norwegian grandfather, he has had a serious interest in and love for carving all his life. Wayne is the founder of The Alpine School of Woodcarving, Ltd., the oldest establishment in North America specializing in and dedicated to the education, training, teaching, and encouragement of chip carving. In addition, he teaches at a variety of other venues including colleges, clubs, institutions, and organizations across the United States, Canada, and Switzerland.