Theodore Dewey Owle

Dewey Owle is from the Birdtown Community and he began carving at 14 years old under the instruction of the late Amanda Crowe. He gathers his materials using native woods to the area such as pelonia, maple, cherry, walnut, poplar and buckeye. Dewey has passed the knowledge of his craft onto his son Donnie Owle as well as his granddaughter Amelia.

Mr. Owle has won awards for his creations at the Cherokee Fall Festival and is a true master of his craft. Dewey enjoys working with wood and seeing what’s going to come out of it.

Cherokee carver Dewey Owle

“I’ve been carving with wood since I was 14 and I still enjoy seeing what’s going to come out of it .”