phone: 626-421-6359 or 800-335-6266

email: gallery@delmano.com

©del Mano - A Gallery of Fine Contemporary Craft, LLC - 2012

All rights reserved

 < back to exhibition
 next >
< previous

KENNETH COWELL

b. 1946, Tulare, California

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012 Turned Wood – Small Treasures, del Mano - A Gallery of Fine Contemporary Craft, LLC,

delmano.com

2011 Inside & Outside the Box, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Turned Wood-Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

New Perspectives in Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Against the Grain, Cypress College, Cypress, CA

SELECTED AWARDS

2010 29th Design in Wood – The International Exhibition of Fine Woodworking,

First Place, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, CA

Wood Artist Competition, First Place, Orange County Fair, CA

2009 28th Design in Wood – The International Exhibition of Fine Woodworking,

First Place, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, CA

Featured Artist, Orange County Fair, CA

Wood Artist Competition, Best of Show, Orange County Fair, CA

2008 Wood Artist Competition, Best of Show, Orange County Fair, CA

2007 26th Design in Wood – The International Exhibition of Fine Woodworking,

First Place, President’s Award, American Furniture Award, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, CA

Wood Artist Competition, First Place, Orange County Fair, CA

2006 Wood Artist Competition, First Place, Orange County Fair, CA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2011 Woodworker West. May-June. “30th Annual Design In Wood Ad.” p.13

Woodworker West. Jan-Feb. “30th Annual Design In Wood Ad.” p.13

2010 Woodworker West. Sep-Oct. “Fine Arts Woodworking at Orange County Fair.” p. 21

Woodworker West. Jul-Aug. “29th Annual Design In Wood Ad.” p. 21

Woodworker West. Jan-Feb. “Fine Arts Woodworking at Orange County Fair.” p. 23

2009 Fine Woodworking. Nov-Dec. “2009 Design in Wood Exhibition, San Diego

County Fair.” p. 81

Woodworker West. Sep-Oct. “Ad for 28th Annual Design In Wood.” p.16

2008 Woodworker West. Sep-Oct. “Fine Arts Woodworking at Orange County Fair.” p.16

Woodworker West. Mar-Apr. “Fine Arts Woodworking at Orange County Fair.” p. 23

2007 Woodwork Magazine. Dec. “26th Annual Design In Wood Show, Del Mar, CA.”

p. 48 (Craftsman Dresser), p. 50 (Segmented Bowl)

Fine Woodworking. Sep-Oct. “2007 Design in Wood Exhibition, San Diego

County Fair.” p. 87

Woodworker West. July-Aug. “26th Annual Design in Wood.” p. 21 (segmented bowl) p. 23 (Craftsman Dresser).

Woodworker West. May-June. “Fine Arts Woodworking at Orange County Fair.” p. 20

2001 Treasure Chests – The Legacy of Extraordinary Boxes. Schleining, Lon. The

Taunton Press, Newtown, CT

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ken’s art is characterized by attention to detail, creativity and pleasing proportions. His work can be found in a number of private and business collections. Segmented woodturning is not his only art interest. He is equally comfortable making custom furniture, hand carving, and doing inlay and marquetry - especially if the piece is for one of his four married children or nine grandchildren.

Ken and his lovely wife, Elly, live in Yorba Linda, CA

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

When it comes to art, I love beauty and order, geometric designs and contrasting colors. Segmented woodturning is an expression of many of my own personal inner desires. The struggle of the creative process, the blending of shapes and colors are alluring to me. Once the design is settled, the plan moves from the drawing board to the shop where the tedious (but very enjoyable) process of blank building commences. Eventually the blank is turned and finished. There is nothing magical about my art. It is an expression of what makes me who I am, it is a struggle, it is joyful.

I’ve always loved creating things with my hands and have many childhood memories of diligently working on projects, taking things apart to see how they work, and designing things. Pursuing art was not my academic focus and after grad school I discovered that my strengths were not in my field of training. Needing to make a living, I started a handyman business that developed into a general contracting business. Being more inclined to do fine work, I transitioned the general contracting business into a custom cabinet shop where I could design and be more creative. One of the great joys of my life is to transform dreams into reality.

delmanologo2
 < back to exhibition  next > < previous