Turners Anonymous Welcomes
Professional Artist and Woodturner
On March 21st through 23rd of 2020, Michael will demonstrate and teach his artistic talents and turning techniques, with special emphasis on creating his version of a 9th century Celtic Drinking horn with several forms of burn texturing, carving, and dry brushing color. You are invited to attend this unique opportunity.
The session on March 21st will provide a demonstration of techniques, and each class on March 22nd and 23rd will provide an opportunity for hands on instruction from the master. By the end of each class, you should have turned, assembled, embellished, and finished a Celtic Drinking horn. Further details are provided on the following pages. If you wish to know more about Michael Kehs or Turners Anonymous, visit: http://www.michaelkehswoodworks.com/, or:
March 21, 2020 Full Day Demo: $25.00 Lunch Will Not Be Provided!!
March 22, 2020 Hands-On Class: $145.00 Lunch Will Not Be Provided!!!
March 23, 2020 Hands-On Class: $145.00 Lunch Will Not Be Provided!!!
- Beverages Will Be Provided
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. This 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 full time. 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. This has been an avid pursuit which spills over into my artwork, resulting in critical acclaim. These pieces are in collections from coast to coast (Washington state to New York), Europe and Australia.
Michael, from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 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, and has studied anatomy sculpture under Eugene Daubs through the Tyler School of Art. His work has gotten him invited to Australia and Turkey to participate in international turning events.
|Exhibits with AAW||Other Exhibits|
|Sphere 2011||Center For Art In Wood 2009|
|Tea pot 2012||Hot Tea 2012|
|Currents 2013||Tea pot exhibition Cedar Creek Gallery 2014|
|Ceremony 2014||Turned and Sculpted Wood Del Mano 2014|
|Hot Tea Del Mano 2015|
|New Hope Arts award winner Best Vessel|
|2016 Niche award winner|
|Masters of Lathe-Turned Sculpture 2016|
|Handcrafted: Fiber Art & Turned Wood 2018|