Michael Kehs and Neil Turner | Urchin Box

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Michael Kehs and Neil Turner | Urchin Box
850.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Jul 12 @ 20:12UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Urchin Box, 2019
Michael Kehs | Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Neil Turner | Stratham, Western Australia, Australia
3 x 2.25 x 2.25 inches

About the Artists:
Michael Kehs is a self-taught, expert craftsman who has been turning and carving wood for 27 years. While being active in both local and national turning and carving clubs, he also owns a studio in Pennsylvania where he demonstrates and teaches wood carving and turning. With his dedicated passion and expertise in woodworking, he has helped students of all ages and skill levels develop a niche and excel in the hobby of woodwork. To this day, he continues to inspire both his beginner and advanced classes to create beautiful and unique works of art.
Kehs turned an ornament for the Clinton White House during the “Year of the Craft,” and has won awards in many art shows and craft shows locally and nationally, including several Best of Show awards. He has also judged several wood carving shows and has written for the American Woodturner, the journal of the American Association of Woodturners.

Neil Turner:
"My rural environment greatly influenced me, as I was able to observe the wind, fire and water impact the land. My intention is to incorporate these aspects into work that has a free, expressive and organic appearance while using carving and turning techniques to achieve a purity of form.

Timber a living breathing organism that captures my imagination. The opportunity to express thoughts and ideas in a tangible creation that continues to react within it’s environment. To design and create in timber posses many challenges both in structure and integrity but the pleasure I derive from my work is simple, a joy and passion to create pieces of work that I like."

Neil Turner resides on a 10 acre wooded block at Stratham 11 kilometers south of Bunbury. The years spent on his wheat and sheep farm 180 km east of Perth in Western Australia provided the opportunity to use timber normally overlooked and neglected by other woodworkers. His early years were spent juggling work and family with occasional woodturning. He has been turning and sculpting timber for over 34 years, attending workshops whenever possible to improve his technique and sharpen his focus and skills. In 2011 Neil attained a Diploma of Fine Furniture from the Australian School of Wood in Dwellingup.