Celebration of Tradition 2018 | Steven Kennard, Nova Scotia

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Celebration of Tradition 2018 | Steven Kennard, Nova Scotia
African blackwood, cocobolo, thuya burl. | 3.5 x 3.25 x 3.25 in/9 x 8 x 8 cm

"Having worked in the world of antique objects I have observed the methods used by traditional craftsmen and have adopted and adapted many of those in my own work. The methods remain a common thread with each piece created becoming a natural progression in my own style. This box represents a celebration of the evolution of my work, incorporating refinements, while retaining what has become my recognisable traditional form."

About the Artist:
Steven Kennard started turning wood in England in the mid 1970’s. “Turning and carving have been an important part of my work since the mid ‘70s when I started working as a furniture maker and restorer.” He began turning boxes at the same time and immediately was drawn to the mystery inherent in them. “I constantly search for the perfect form, proportions and materials with which to create each piece. This makes the creative voyage one without an end, as each achievement draws me to the next. The encouraging aspect – the growth – means that I can look back at my earliest work from time to time, seeing in those designs the seeds of the present ones.”
Steven has worked in England, France, the USA and Canada and has been selected for numerous awards. His work has been featured in many publications including “New Masters of Woodturning” and “New Masters of the Wooden Box”, Fine Woodworking etc. The Art Bank of Nova Scotia has purchased his work for their permanent collection.
Steven has taught and demonstrated as a featured presenter in prestigious American Association of Woodturners symposiums in the USA and is an alumnus of the Center For Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine, where he frequently holds workshops on turning, surface decoration and box making for advanced turners. He tours the USA and Canada, demonstrating and holding workshops for guilds He teaches visiting turners from around the world in his own studio in Canning, Nova Scotia.

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