About the piece
Working with nature rather than against it, flowing line, form, and proportion are paramount to his design. He is inspired by the simplest of things, the shape of the shoreline or a weathered rock; everything has a line that can be used in his work.
Wood is intrinsically varied in colour, texture and strength, something that has to be carefully considered when creating thin walled pieces. Starting with a solid block of wood the outside shape is created.
About the artist
RICHARD KENNEDY is a self taught woodturner who is interested in the development of woodturning as an art form as well as maintaining the highest standards of the craft. His work varies depending on many factors. Inspiration can come from anything.
He is keen to develop his own personal skills and to raise the awareness of woodturning in a similar way to that of glass and ceramics. He works in the west of Scotland where he run a small gallery but as a result have been cut off from many influences in his field. As a result some of his work is highly original.