KATHY WISE has always had a strong love for animals along with a talent for sculpture. She has worked with many companies including Simson, Westland, United Design and Encore Group. Kathy has designed and sculpted over 1000 different items in over 40 lines that have been sold worldwide. She started working with wood in 2002 when she began designing custom patterns for her father-in-law’s Intarsia craft business. In the fall of 2004, ScrollSaw Woodworking & Crafts published the first article by Kathy and she has been in over 56 issues. Kathy was the winner of five Intarsia first place awards (2006-2011) and people’s choice award (2011) in the Design in Wood show, San Diego. She is the author of three books: Intarsia Birds: Woodworking the Wise Way, Intarsia Woodworking Projects and Intarsia Woodworking for Beginners. Kathy was a featured artist in The Difference Makers, published by The Lost Art Press.