In Praise of Kate Wolf

Dear Orchid,

I have had some of Kate Wolf’s wax carving tools for over a year.
Since wax is not my main media I haven’t used them much until
recently. I love these tools and recommend them to anyone carving
wax. I used to use a file and some of those Japanese wood carving
tools for my wax and actually wondered why one would pay so much for
wax carving tools. Kate had donated some of her hand made tools to
the Orchid dinner auctions and on the last year she made her tools
herself I bid on them but didn’t win them. She got me a set of the
tools now available in the Rio Grande catalog, pg 391, and now I know
what I was missing. These tools save time and produce results
superior to the files and wood chisles I used to use and that is what
tools are supposed to do. If ever you have a chance to see Kate in a
demo or class do so, she is a fantastic teacher and person.

Thank you Kate.

Sam Patania, Tucson

I loved reading this message. Kate is a good friend so I am totally
prejudice, but she has so many talents it boggles the mind.
Designing amazing tools that everyone I know raves about, being a
fabulous teacher and mentor to so many, running an awesome school,
can carve anything you put in front of her, has a truck load of the
best stories you will ever hear in your life and plays a mean hand of
bridge, just to mention a few of her stellar qualities. Yeah for

Marlene Richey

Marlene Richey
Richey Jewelry Gallery
15 Wharf . Portland . ME . 04101