Kent Townsend
Kent Townsend

End Table
2008
Amboyna with silver pulls
32 X 24 inches

 

Artist Statement
“Creating one of a kind, furniture represents a unique blending of the beauty, elegance, materials of the natural world, and the Creative spirit of ones imagination.

 

I studied furniture making at the College of the Redwoods in northern California, A program renowned for its excellence in craftsmanship and attention to detail. There I developed an extensive background in traditional cabinetmaking techniques and hand skills.  The focused environment became the setting for me to explore complex forms and develop as an artist. I continued my education in Capellagarden in Sweden, A school with a long history in design and detailed craftsmanship.  There I further developed my sense of materials, form, and composition.

 

My inspiration comes from Nature, Asian Arts, and work of some of the great designers/ makers of the past. Like Jacques-Emile Ruhlman, and Edward Barnsley.  My current work is influenced by the Art Deco style; I enjoy its refined form and technical nature.

 

I enjoy the challenge of complex design.  The uncertainty that goes along with this type of work and how completely involved I have to be.  My goal is to create works that are enduring, aesthetically pleasing, and make to the highest level of my ability.”

 

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