(1922 - )
Thomas May was a teacher for 32 years. He took up carving to pass the time after retirement and to entertain their friends and family. He only carved during the winter months and used his summers to care for his garden, turkeys and geese.

May was part of a group of carvers who lived within the boundaries of the Daniel Boone National Forest and who were born between 1900 and 1930. They were called the Daniel Boone School. They were not market driven and often the carvings were representations of the people in their community. Thomas May also carved canes decorated with beads and sequins.

His work can be found in the Kentucky Folk Art Centre in Morehead, Kentucky.

Ref: Betty-Carol Sellen, "Self Taught, Outsider and Folk Art A Guide to American Artists, Locations and Resources"

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Thomas May Friends