Throughout his life, Roger has enjoyed working with wood. Retirement in 2004 gave him the opportunity to pursue this interest focusing on woodcarving and woodturning. He has developed his skills through workshops with a number of professionals in both fields and has assembled an extensive collection of carving and turning tools. Most of his carvings are caricature Santas and ornaments although he has also carved animals, ale bowls and spoons. Today his woodturning has expanded beyond bowls to other turned forms and are often embellished with color, texture and carving.
Jackie, Becker's wife, began painting Roger’s carvings and soon became a carver herself after joining Roger in a carving class. Her skills rapidly developed with a good eye for form and shape. While she creates fewer carvings than Roger the quality of her carvings matches his.
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