"Ceiladh" by Michael Kehs

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 Ceiladh  by Michael Kehs
1,300.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 14 @ 15:55UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
Michael Kehs, Pennsylvania, United States
Basswood, copper, iron nails, metal acid dye
8" x 5.5" x 8" 20.3cm x 14cm x 20.3cm

Artist statement: The Celtic word Ceilidh (pronounced ‘kay lee’) means party, gathering, or celebration. Ceilidhs usually involve traditional music and dancing and drinking. In the Iron Age of northern Europe the traditional drinking horn would have been used with wine or mead to make toasts, celebrate weddings, or just imbibe at banquets. Drinking horns may have been made of the horns of the now extinct auroch or other horned wild beast. The Celtic knotwork on this drinking horn is meant to tie the drinker spiritually to his clan, the “Sciathan Leathair Clan” Clan of the leather wing, (bat clan). The textures and patterns speak of a ceremony held many centuries ago to hail the clan chief during his reign.

About the artist: Award-winning artist Michael Kehs is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He has exhibited in several US shows, including Challenge V: International Lathe Turned Objects Show, and the National Speleological Society's Fine Art Salon. He is represented in the Permanent Collection of the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, and turned an ornament for the Clinton White House during the Year of the Craft. Active in both local and national turning and carving clubs, he demonstrates and teaches both woodcarving and woodturning in his studio. Michael has been turning and carving since 1980 and has studied under Eugene Daubs through the Tyler School of Art.