Hanging on the wall was a variety of craft kits ... Sure enough, three rows from the bottom was my hand-carved one-of-a-kind piece.
His son Urban joined him in the 1960s and is still active today in Sweden.
As he left, I bought the carving below from him to add to my collection.
This rugged cowboy is carved from cottonwood bark and stands 6" tall. The carving tells a story - it is a great memory of a new friend.
This Gunnarsson signed rowboat figure is one of my favorites. It has wonderful details and the oars are removable.
In fact, last year I had the opportunity to join a class being taught by Urban Gunnarsson.