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About Richard Yates
I was born and raised in Casper Wyoming USA. I moved with my family to Australia in 2002. In 2005 always being curious about carving I dragged a dead willow tree I had cut down to my shed and I gave it a go! I had seen a New Zealand Maori Haka a couple weeks before and was really impressed with it and decided I was going to carve a caricature totem pole in that theme. So I used what tools I had at the time
( All power tools and a Dremel ) and slowly worked my way through it. I was then completely hooked on carving! Unfortunately that same year I was diagnosed with AML ( Acute Myloid Luekemia ) after 3 months in hospital it returned in 2009 then again in 2010 both requiring Bone Marrow Tranplants with my donor being my sister. Thanks Sis!
Well all this was a game changer.
My wife Karen said why donít you just do what you love and just carve full time. So in 2010 we sold the family home and downsized to a fixer upper on the main tourist road from Melbourne
( 4.5 Million people) to our little Old Gold field town of Chewton / Castlemaine Victoria.
We renovated it, built a couple of workshops and a gallery. That was 7 years ago and Iím very blessed to have good health now and have commissions for quite some time to come.
If you would like to see some of my past work.
Look up Richard Yates Sculptor.
Regards Richard
Chewton, Victoria Australia
Woodcarving, metal art, metal detecting for Gold


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