My name is Nate Elarton. I started carving wood in 2008. A friend introduced me to carving. I ran a chisel through some cedar and just got very interested in woodcarving. I have carved on and off since then but the last few years have increased my carving and my interest has grown.
I am like most woodcarvers. I have never taught a class, never won an award, never sold a piece, I just enjoy carving wood. I am learning all the time, and wish I could carve more than I can or do. I love the peace when I carve, the creative dynamics, and the friendships built around wood.
I live in Temperance Michigan, have been so happily married for 29 years, have 3 amazing children, and my wife, Wendy and I pastor a great church we planted in 1996, Compelled Church with a campus in Temperance, MI and Toledo Ohio. I also enjoy leadership, music, I play bass and piano and write on another site @ Nateelarton.com