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Cleve started carving in 1986 after receiving a knife and a few gouges as a Christmas present from his wife and son. He has authored three books on caricature carving: Cowboy Carving, Hanging In There, andCarving Fishermen and the Tall Tale. He teaches classes and seminars regularly and judges shows when time will permit.
In his normal life, Cleve is a Professor of Adult Education at the University of Idaho and lives with his wife Sandy in Boise, Idaho. He is a member of the Idaho Woodcarvers Guild, Northwest Caricature Carvers Society, National Woodcarvers Association and the Affiliated Woodcarvers Ltd. Cleve became a member of the Caricature Carvers of America in October, 1995.
Cleve is available to teach woodcarving seminars and judge exhibits and shows. His carvings are available for sale.
11052 Sandhurst Dr.
Boise, ID 83709