Jett Brunet (b. 1964) is the son of 2014 Living Legend, Tan Brunet, and the older brother to champion carver Jude Brunet. Jett grew up watching his father carve, using only basic carving tools and finding ingenious ways to create every barb of a bird’s feather. Jett was also inspired by the many Brunet family trips to the Easton Waterfowl Festival and the Ward World Championship. Following in his father’s footsteps he started carving at the age of nine, and in that same year he started entering competitions. At the age of 21 Jett won his first Best in World title in the Decorative Decoy Pairs competition, which he took both in 1985 and 1987. In 1990, the Easton Waterfowl Festival commissioned him to make a bird carving that could be the featured work at the festival. He was advised by art collector Sandy Garfinkle that a Bald Eagle would be the best and to this day it is one of the most impressive pieces in his collection. Jett now focuses on carving more interpretative pieces, and pieces in line with traditional sculpture. He often leaves birds unpainted to put more emphasis on form and structure. This has served him well, as he took the Best in World title in the Interpretive category at the World Championship both in 2018 and 2019. In all, Jett has won more than 35 Best of Show awards and continues to be an inspiration to fellow carvers.