Tom and Gen Kreyling
Gen Kreyling has been woodburning since 1999. She has taught at the International Woodcarvers Congress, Doane Experience in Crete, Nebraska sponsored by the Mid- America Woodcarvers Association , Rally on the Rio in South Texas, as well as numerous club seminars. She has been an instructor for the Coastal Bend Woodcarvers School since its inception. She enjoys sharing the art of woodburning with those who have never tried it, as well as with those with much experience. She especially likes seeing beginners thrill as they complete their first projects, and helping experienced burners reach the next level of expertise. Before woodburning, Gen spent over 30 years teaching elementary education.
Tom retired as an outside plant engineer for Southwestern Bell Telephone (now AT&T). He began woodcarving in 1987. He has been president of the Belleville Holzschnitzers, and spent eight years as president of the Affiliated Wood Carvers, International. He has taught chip carving to free form carving and intaglio relief carving.
They are both available for seminars, and offer many of the tools of their trade. Kreylings Creations are dealers for the complete line of Optima Woodburning burners and pens, as well as cords for Colwood, Nibs, and Detail Master burners. They have been an Optima Dealer since 2000. They also sell OCC carving tools.