Ed Newell has been with WheatonArts (known at the time as Wheaton Village) since 1968.
His story begins
with the very foundation of the buildings. Newell began as a
carpenter and worked with a team of about eight others to build the
glass studio, museum and other structures that still exist today at
He has always loved working with his hands and
particulary working with wood. Newell was taught carving by Jim
Seaburt and in 1986 was hired as a demonstrating carpenter. Most
of his work is carved from peach pits, hickory nuts and English
walnuts. Ed primarily carves animals and figurines. He is well
known for his carving of Noah’s Ark with over 56 pairs of
Ed comments that he loves his wife, her cooking and fishing on the Jersey shore. He and his wife raised seven children.
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