Fish Carving Seminars

The 2017 WFCC Fish Carving Seminar Schedule

One of the major highlights of the World Fish Carving Championships is the seminar program. The world-class instructors for this year’s lineup represent some of the best seminar instructors ever assembled for one event.

The 2017 Fish Carving Seminar Program will feature world-class instructors for seminars Thursday and Friday. The instuctors presenting seminars during the 2017 World Fish Carving Championships include:

        Bob Berry
        Josh Guge

Clark Schreibeis
Jeff Compton

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Entries Accepted
Springfield Exposition Center

The World Show fish carving seminars will begin on Thursday, May 18, and end on Friday, May 19.

Thursday Fish Carving Seminars
May 18, 2017


Thursday, May 18th
8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Fish Carving Entries Accepted


Seminar #1
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — Thursday, May 18
Bob Berry
World Show Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and multiple World Champion fish carver Bob Berry of California will explain and demonstrate proven methods for enhancing your artwork.


Seminar #2
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Thursday, May 18
Jeff Compton
World Champion Fish Carver Jeff Compton of Minnesota will present a live demonstration on his techniques.


Seminar #3
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Thursday, May 18
Clark Schreibeis
The most decorated fish carver of all time, Clark Schreibeis of Montana, has won a record five Best of Show, Best in World titles at the World Fish Carving Championship. In 2013, he also won the Master of Masters Award on the taxidermy side of the competition.


Seminar #4
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Thursday, May 18
Josh Guge
Josh Guge, a World Champion fish carving artist, demonstrates his procedure, materials and techniques he uses.

Friday Fish Carving Seminars
May 8, 2015


Friday May 19th
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Critiques
Springfield Exposition Center


Seminar #5
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Friday, May 19
Seminar To Be Announced
Focus on the techniques and materials used for creating artistic fish carvings.