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About Chris Thompson & Ken Peterson

Chris and Ken moved to Madeline Island in September of 2004 and opened Island Carvers in May 2005.  Originally it was a combination working studio and gallery dedicated to creating and selling their woodcarvings.  The inside of the studio featured the smaller carvings that they carved with hand tools as well as works of pyrography created by Ken.  During the first summer that they were open Ken began carving with a chainsaw.  These carvings proved to be popular enough that they were given their own display rack in front of the studio.

Chris and Ken