Koi Carp. I really like the action in this fish carving.

Fish Carving


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Funhouse mirror, wavy mirror, fat mirror, skinny mirror, thin mirror, wide mirror, circus mirror, bent mirror, bending mirror, carnival mirror, antique sign, vintage sign, old sign, carved fish, fish carver, fly fishing art, fishing decor, log cabin decorating, custom wood sign, personalized sign, lodge furniture, cottage sign, sign painter We are your online source if you are looking for a personalized sign or fishing decor. Matt Zudweg is a professional sign painter and fish carver specializing in log cabin decorating and fly fishing art. You can also find a vintage sign collection along with unique cottage signs among his artwork. Decorate your home with a custom wood sign or a decorative carved fish, or go a little over the top with a unique carnival mirror or antique sign. We take great pride in our work and we hope to continue to offer you superior lodge furniture and decor like our handmade old signs, as well as funhouse mirrors for the kid in all of us.

Based on my popular week long class focused on learning the fundamentals of fish carving in all aspects of freshwater / saltwater fish and habitat pieces I have created the new DVD Mastering the Basics series as a replacement for the hands-on class.

Fish Carver's fish carving Patterns for fish carvers

  • The first of my new Mastering The Basics Classroom Series is complete. 11 New titles on DVD.  Over 60 hours of new Fish Carving video instruction.

    Mastering the Basics - The Complete Reference Collection / Mold Making and Casting Reference - Over 8 1/2 Hours DVD Course
    Available Now

    Mastering the BasicsTools and Equipment
    + Shop Built Tools - Over 5 Hours DVD Course-
    Available Now

    Mastering the Basics
    Patterns -
    Drawing, Layout, Computer Editing / Design and Adjustments - 2 Hour DVD Course -
    Available Now

    Mastering the Basics - Wood Selection, Layout and Cutting -
    7 1/2 Hours DVD Course -
    Available Now

    Mastering the Basics - Fin Carving Complete -
    10 Hours + DVD Course -
    Available Now


  • Our services include fish carving pattern books

    Fish carving (Dare I say, sculpting?) is an exciting art form. It's rewarding to shape a block of wood into a life-like replica of a shimmering trout or feisty bass. Unlike taxidermy, a specimen is not needed. With a little effort and knowledge, a pattern can be made for any fish. If you want to carve a great white shark, you can carve a great white shark – I know because I have!

    Instead of my DVD courses providing a as an alternative to my hands on classes as originally planned years ago. I decided to go in the opposite direction and include everything from A-Z, even things not covered in class because of time constraints. Basically I rolled it out on the table here, nothing held back, 22 years of experience in the art of fish carving and teaching - documented. All my knowledge on the subject, little time saving tools, shortcuts, and techniques. Everything.