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Monday, June 20, 2016

Carey Morton Floats! How a Clemson University Art Department MFA Candidate Spent Two Weeks of His Summer at the Penland School of Crafts Building a Wooden Canoe.

Carey Morton, CU MFA in Art (sculpture emphasis) candidate, in Penland's woodworking studio.

Clemson University MFA in Art candidate, Carey Morton (sculpture emphasis) spent the first two weeks of June at the Penland School of Crafts in the North Carolina mountains in Bill Thomas's
Building the Fox Canoe workshop making a wooden boat.   As the course desription states, the "Fox is a decked, double-paddle canoe, a boat intended for protected waters and lakes. Fox boasts two water-tight compartments for storage and flotation and a comfortable seatback and caned seat. She is 14-foot 7-inches long with a beam of 30 inches and a finished weight of just over 40 pounds."

Carey Morton, CU MFA in Art (sculpture emphasis) candidate, sizes up his boat.
Bill Thomas is Studio artist and small boat designer who has taught at the WoodenBoat School, and Chewonkiin Maine, as well as Lowell’s Boat Shop in Massachusettes.  He is an online course instructor at Craftsy and Off Center Harbor, in addition to being a registered Maine Guide and leader of kayaking and sailing classes.
Carey Morton will begin his second year of Clemson University's MFA in Art program, where he is completing classes in order to obtain the Master of Fine Arts Degree in Art with an emphasis in sculpture.  He also holds a BFA in Art (sculpture emphasis) from Winthrop University.

Carey attended Penland with funding from the 
Clemson University Art Department and Center for Visual Arts Scholarship Award fund.  For more about the Penland School of Crafts, go to:

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