Ken is the artist behind Creative Woodworkings. When he retired at age 55 he took up carving wooden fish and that has turned into a 50 hour a week "hobby". Ken spends most days working with bandsaws and sanders creating unique salmon and trout. He uses many varieties of wood for his creation, but his favorites are buckeye burl, redwood burl and cottonwood burl. A "burl" is part of the root system of a tree and they are dug from the ground and resemble a 500-1,000 pound potato.
Ken and his wife travel to northern California at least twice a year to hand pick the burls from their various wood suppliers. He then has them custom cut into his desired thickness. Each burl is unique in coloring and grain as is each fish.
Ken currently has his work in galleries in Washington, Idaho, Montana and California.
Brad is the artist and creative force behind 13 Crows Art, created in May 2016. He was born and raised in Mountlake Terrace, WA and now lives in Spokane, WA. Brad enjoys cooking, traveling, taking his Basset Hound Oliver on walks, hanging with neighbors and working in his shop.
Brad has a background in welding/fabricating adding accuracy and craftsmanship to tables, frames, etc. His work is primarily devoted to the creation of metal sculptures and a myriad of functional art for residences and office spaces. Brad incorporates brass, copper, stainless steel, mild steel and aluminum to create any variety of textures and colors.
His particular style of esoteric art is dedicated to adding an original and unique one of a kind decoration to his clients’ collections. In the future, Brad would love to see 13 Crows Art in art galleries around the Pacific Northwest.