The Catskill Mountain Woodsman

Hoppy Quick

I'm a Catskill native who's family has lived here for over three hundred years. Living in the mountains I make my living foraging the Catskill Woodlands for material and inspiration which becomes my art. I work in close harmony with the natural world around me.

Tees are in! We decided to do both Buddah Bear & Night Owl since they were so close in the poll. 🐻🦉 will post bear tees when they come in on Friday. We have more sizes in All designs including Turtle!
Shoot us a message!!!

Oak bear I call julie .. mahopac

Panorama of current carvings🐻🦅

Wood Spirits
Close to complete. 12 ft Oak stump. Natural finish.

Gorgeous day for site carving today! Mama bear emerging from great red oak stump.

Carving out an old oak tree this afternoon and hit a couple of antique ceramic insulators deep in the middle of the tree (probably from about 60 yrs ago). @Paul Walco had the same experience today apparently!

Latest bear called hoppa bear ...what all the grandkids called my father in memory of his birthday today on father's day

[06/10/19]   Vote for your favorite design for our next T-shirt ! (Also, comment with tee size(s) you might get)

Having fun working on these cedar gates for a client this week. 🌲🌲🌲 haven't done these in awhile. The limbs that you have define the gate design. Two are inspired by trees reflected on water. One is growth. Another is ripple on the waters surface.

Having fun working on these cedar gates for a client. They'll be going around a koi pond. It's been awhile since I've done them, but nature shapes them and inspires the outcome. Water reflections, ripples and growth.

Come by the Outdoor Living Show at Rhinebeck today and tomorrow!!!!
We have bears, boards, walking sticks, benches and t-shirts and MORE!!!

We just got our Turtle Totem tees in! These are the colors. Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Please send us a message if you'd like one or more!

Little bear under little spruce. Spoken for thanks for looking

Journey with Walking Sticks 🌲🌳

April 13, 2019

Journey with Walking Sticks

My daughter emma is making these nice farm bench's PM me if interested

Photos from The Catskill Mountain Woodsman's post

You asked for it! The Teddy Bears Picnic!
Send a direct message if interested in more info!

Working on and up for grabs.. first come first serve

We have sticks ,boards,spoons and bears

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It's a lovely day today... we're harvesting white cedar on a friends property for our festival booth this summer, as well as a pavilion for up by the buses. Enjoy!

Benny and the barred owl

Tweedledee and Bugaboo are off to their new home!

Lil Suga Dude went to his new home today!

Rainbear has a nose for berries🍓🍓🍓

Tweedledum & Tweedledee are roly poly brothers with full bellies

Luna came out on the full worm supermoon spring equinox ready to explore

Edit: "SOLD!"

Lil Suga Dude ready for spring!

Latest carvings in a range of sizes. Please message me directly for prices of the piece(s) you're interested in 🐻

Kat and I met at a tiny house fest 2017 both working on our buses as of next week we are co-habiting brigantia and donna grace (our skoolies)... kat will work with me as we live the dream of creating art and rustic work as mountain bohemians.. "MoBo Rustics" we call ourselves under my old name where you can find us on face book ..The Catskill Mountain Woodsman or @katmondieu on instagram.. dig kats logo design complete with skoolies! too!

Newest carving!🦉Message the Catskill Mountain Woodsman or Hoppy directly for details #barredowl #chainsawcarving

We have a nice 4ft bear and a wolf finishing up tomorrow ready for the weekend pm me if interested

Julie showing me Brooklyn...she took me to prospect park where she introduced me to the elders sycamore,oak and the magnificent camper down elm ..also met my first American chestnut still breathing behind the lefferts house...we are working carving spoons from fallen limbs from NYC parks .. magical spoons with a story

Check out Kat's daughter, Kena's fresh new doggie daycare and boarding business in Brooklyn NY! Our solid MoBo Rustic cedar benches (by HoppyKat) grace the entrance/waiting area!
Link to her interactive website below!

Hi everyone sorry i have neglected this page but good news my gal julie will be working with me and helping me keep up with it ...stay tuned for new work and upcoming events and videos and just our mountain bohemian life ..thank you for your interest and feedback ..please share our page if you like what you see. ...lots of love julie & hoppy

Latest Carvings!

In the belly of donna grace

Cedar bench my lady Julie snyder and i made for her daughters new business

More cutting boards

Hi everyone I'm sorry I haven't posted in along time...i fell madly in love with my Adirondack woods woman julie and due to a swooning heart i neglected a few things hahaha..but I will try and keep up with this page.. Julie and I will be working together come spring to bring more catskill art your way so stay tuned ..spring 2019 look for more bears,spoons,walking sticks,rough cut furniture,cedarwork,cutting boards,walkingsticks,tee shirts natural balms,,tinctures and more are some cutting boards for Christmas if anyone is interested pm me and I'll get back to you..thanks always for supporting me and i hope you keep visiting to see what julie and i create ...we will post regularly once a week to keep you all informed on what's happening up here in our neck of the woods .....happy holidays love you all

Latest carving ...bear in progress

Love the look when I'm partial done more than when there finished...fresh

Pine goddess carved this past week

Spoons and Donna grace

The Catskill Mountain Woodsman's cover photo

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West Shokan, NY

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Whether it be a wood carving, furniture, an architectural structure, or stonework, every work has been touched by nature.
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