INTRODUCTION TO DAVID B. WARD
It seems only natural that David B. Ward would become a decoy carver. After all, his grandfather, Ted Mulliken, in 1939 established the Wildfowler Decoy Company of Old Saybrook, Connecticut. David's grandfather was an award- winning carver, but in order to provide a mass produced decoy on a national scale, he had to employ many other artisans. Wildfowler became a successful company that sold and distributed decoys throughout the United States. It was David's grandfather and being at the Wildfowler factory that gave David his first taste of decoy carving.
It is from these roots that David would evolve into an accomplished decoy carver in his own right. Using only hand tools, he carves in a traditional manner, which exhibits a thorough understanding of time-honored techniques. While declining requests for reproducing the work of earlier decoy makers, his birds sit comfortably in their company demonstrating a unique style easily recognized as his own.
David's limited production of waterfowl includes shorebirds, ducks, geese, swans and waders; each one bearing the signatory stamp: "DBW."
All of these items are available
through J & G Antiques.