Home | Search | The Artists | Teaching | Hiring | About This Site | Contact Us



Bob Siegel, Jr.

Wooden Shoe Carving
Mequon, WI

Bob Siegel, Jr.Having studied with twelve master carvers in the Netherlands, Bob Siegel, or “Sieg,” is a master wooden shoe carver himself. In 28 minutes, Sieg hand carves a wearable wooden shoe from a log section using three traditional tools: a side ax, block knife and spoon auger. At the same time, he shows a video of historical information about wooden shoes. A question and answer period follows. He also includes presentations with stories, humor and tap dancing, Appalachian clogging in wooden shoes, interesting artifacts, and ice harvesting stories.

Program Formats

A general presentation

A performance

Best for Ages

Early elementary
Grades K-2, ages 5-7

Upper elementary
Grades 3-5, ages 8-10

Middle school
Grades 6-8, ages 11-13

High school
Grades 9-12, ages 14-18

Adults, ages 18 and up

Mixed audiences of any age


Artist fee:



29 cent/mile

Program Needs:
TV with VCR

Anytime except February and March. Willing to travel up to 150 miles. Willing to make two presentations per day at locations near one another.

Past Venues:

  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Monroe Street Public Library, Madison
  • St. Pius School, Wauwtosa
  • Children’s museums in Indianapolis, Appleton, Milwaukee and Madison
  • Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison

Bob Siegel, Jr.
11458 N. Laguna Drive
Mequon, WI 53092

last updated: 12/22/2011   


Wisconsin Folks


Home | Search | The Artists | Teaching | Hiring | About This Site | Contact Us