Jordan Straker doesn't believe in horsing around. For 20 years working in the medium of wood, this Calgary carver has used his amazing leather-look wooden delights to win the attention of art collectors around the world, as well as 285 top carving awards,including;
~ 5 time winner of the Richmond Carving Show and Sale
~ Best in the Northwest
~ Fraser Valley Championship
~ 11 time winner at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction including Best New Artist, 4 Best in Show, 4 Collector's Choice and 2 Artist Choice awards.
~ Chet Umperovich Memorial award for the Most Versatile Carver
~ Canadian Home Workshop Best in Show
~ 2008 BC Cowboy Heritage Society Art of the West Best in Show
Whether it be wooden guns and holsters, baseball gloves, native clothing or big ole roof bears, all of Jordan's carvings are one-of-a-kind originals carved, textured and meticulously detailed out of kiln dried basswood and are suitable for wall mounts or tables display.
In addition to his all-wood carvings, Jord has recently added gourd carving to his passions so please check out the pages he has dedicated to these new designs.
Jordan has been featured in numerous publications and television spots including Canadian Cowboy Magazine and Cowboy Country TV.
See Jordan for the LAST four days at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Showcase July 11-14, 2013.