Plated Sphere by Michael Kehs

Currency:USD Category:Art / Medium - Sculptures Start Price:100.00 USD
Plated Sphere by Michael Kehs
300.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jun 26 @ 20:21UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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, individually created by the artist listed.
Lot #: 220
Plated Sphere
Basswood, poplar
5" x 5" x 3"

Michael Kehs
Pennsylvania, United States
“I live on a wooded piece of land in upper Bucks County, PA. This was a deliberate action to live among the trees, the raw material of my passion. Being close to these giants has instilled a sense of respect and love for nature. My artistic view is most often toward the beauty of all things natural. My early years in Dad's shop spurred an interest in woodworking that lasts to this day. We would make beautiful bird houses together. The smell of cutting walnut still takes me back to that wonderful time. I worked as a stone mason for many years, and that experience taught me to look for balance in the total piece, and a work ethic to get the job done. I left my masonry job of 28 years to pursue my lifelong dream of working wood fulltime. I build custom furniture and artistic wood turning and carving. Teaching wood carving and wood turning in my studio is a very satisfying part of my business. Recently I have been exploring caves, an avid pursuit which spills over thematically into my artwork.”
Kehs has exhibited in several US shows, including Challenge V: International Lathe Turned Objects Show, the National Speleological Society's Fine Art Salon and has a piece in the permanent collection of the Woodturning Center in Philadelphia. He turned an ornament for the Clinton White House during the Year of the Craft. Michael has won awards in many art shows and craft shows locally and nationally, including several Best of Show awards. He has also judged many wood carving shows and has written for the American Woodturner, the journal of the American Association of Woodturners and Woodcraft Magazine. Active in both local and national turning and carving clubs, he also demonstrates and teaches both woodcarving and woodturning in his studio. Michael has been turning and carving since 1980.
Estimated retail: $1000.00