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KC Cromwell creates beautiful wooden bowls from trees that die or are damaged and require removal. Each piece is carefully made by hand using techniques used for generations. KC creates wooden bowls from all types of wood: maple, walnut, cedar, and cherry to name a few. The bowls can be used for salads, chips, dips, and various other foods and for mixing dough for bread, cookies, and pies. The bowls can also be used as decorative pieces to showcase the unique grains of the individual wood. They can be used to hold fruit, books, yarn, or whatever you desire. KC also designs and produces many styles of furniture. He will work with a client to create just the right piece for your home. He has access to a full range of types of woods and also produces wonderful pieces, bowls, and cutting boards using the natural edge of the wood. Having KC make a piece of art from your trees that you can treasure is a rewarding and sentimental experience.
KC creates all of his bowls, cutting boards, and furniture in his studio which is located on a hill behind his home in beautiful Rappahannock County among the foothills of the Blue Ridge. KC rough turns each bowl and then lets it naturally air dry for one to three years. Then he does the final turning by securing the bowl to a lathe and carefully hand turns each bowl, using woodworking tools to shape the pieces. Each piece of artwork takes many hours to produce and is completed in steps over the course of several years. In KC’s studio, you can see wooden bowls in various stages of development. KC has a gallery in his studio where he displays his finished bowls, vases, and pieces of art. Many of his finished pieces in his gallery are for sale. In addition, KC also has a studio in the Hazel River Arts and Antiques located at 12625 Lee Highway in Washington, Virginia.