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About the Artist – Ken Ledbetter

I have been a woodworker for many years, in various capacities, starting as a hobby.

In 1986, Carol and I opened our first frame shop and art gallery – Wood’N You – in Kirkland, Washington, where I hand-made many of the gallery’s frames. The second gallery was opened in Moses Lake, Washington in 1994.

By the early ’90’s, I was also offering my frames wholesale to other galleries in the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana. I started woodturning in the late ’90’s, as a hobby.

After selling both galleries by 1999 and moving to Arizona, I began to get more serious about turning, and in 2003 started doing juried art fairs locally.

I have also been a rockhound for most of my life and have a complete lapidary shop. Many of my pieces, including all wine bottle stoppers, have a stone incorporated in them.

I work with highly distressed, spalted wood, and, literally, most of my wood comes from firewood piles.

I am a member of the following:

  • American Association of Woodworkers
  • Arizona Woodturners Association
  • Old Pueblo Lapidary Club
  • Tucson Gem & Mineral Society
  • Tucson Handweavers & Spinners Guild

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