Siggi was born in 1962 high in the rugged mountains of Switzerland, in the famous skiing village of Wengen. Surrounded by carving from birth, he watched his father construct traditional Alpen wooden drinking vessels and conjures forth his inner world through explorations with chisel and wood. Siggi apprenticed for four years at the renowned Woodcarving School of Brienz, immersing himself in the classical wood sculpting techniques of the rigorous Swiss carving tradition. Having absorbed the stringent methods of the Old World at the side of the meticulous Swiss masters, he was quickly taken on by the Huggler-Wyss Carving Company of Brienz, where he further honed his skills. During his subsequent travels in North America from 1984 to 1985, Siggi worked as a Journeyman throughout the United States and Canada. He then carved for elite private clientele in Switzerland before moving permanently to Canada, where he has accepted international clients since 1988.
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