Joseph Sikora was trained in a small woodcarving studio in Bavaria, Germany. He worked under the guidance of a master carver for 8 years. In 1991, he returned to the USA and opened his own business in Colorado. Joseph is active in the fields of fine art sculpture, religious art, custom furniture and architectural carving. Some of his latest projects have been to create “Old World castles & cottages” using recovered Cottonwood bark from trees in Boulder County. Joseph is passing on his knowledge through teaching carving in Boulder, Lakewood, Louisville and Westminster. He is a member of the Louisville Art Association, Colorado Carvers Club, the National Association of Woodcarvers and a founding member of the East Boulder County Artists.