Artist Profile - Keith Fenton

Monkey Puzzle bowl (1)
Alder vessel spirit stain coloured
Brown Oak burr bowl (carved rim)
Brown Oak bowl (natural edged)
Monkey Puzzle bowl (3)
Olive Ash bowl

Monkey Puzzle bowl (1)

Medium: Monkey Puzzle

Measurements: 45cm diameter, 13cm high

Year: 2023

Price: £190 plus delivery

Alder vessel spirit stain coloured

Medium: Alder wood

Measurements: 2023

Year: 43cm diameter, 16 cm high

Price: £400 plus delivery

Brown Oak burr bowl (carved rim)

Medium: Oak wood

Measurements: 39cm diameter, 14cm high

Year: 2023

Price: £260 plus delivery

Brown Oak bowl (natural edged)

Medium: Oak wood

Measurements: 27cm diameter, 12 cm high

Year: 2023

Price: £200 plus delivery

Monkey Puzzle bowl (3)

Medium: Monkey Puzzle

Measurements: 30cm diameter, 22cm high

Year: 2023

Price: £240 plus delivery

Olive Ash bowl

Medium: Ash

Measurements: 40cm diameter, 19cm high

Year: 2023

Price: £200 plus delivery

Monkey Puzzle bowl (1)

Medium: Monkey Puzzle

Measurements: 45cm diameter, 13cm high

Year: 2023

Price: £190 plus delivery

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About Keith Fenton
Artist Statement

Monkey Puzzle bowl (1)
Alder vessel spirit stain coloured
Brown Oak burr bowl (carved rim)
Brown Oak bowl (natural edged)
Monkey Puzzle bowl (3)
Olive Ash bowl
Monkey Puzzle bowl (1)
Alder vessel spirit stain coloured
Brown Oak burr bowl (carved rim)
Brown Oak bowl (natural edged)
Monkey Puzzle bowl (3)
Olive Ash bowl

Biography



Keith was born in Carlisle Cumbria, on November 5th 1953. A birth date that
provided a license to produce wooden off cuts for burning if ever there was
one.

Before he arrived on the scene his father started work as an apprentice
joiner only to have the Second World War dictate a change of direction into
army service. Prior to this impromptu change of employment a wood lathe was
purchased initially to make wheels for wooden toys. The Bidex lathe, saw
occasional use until 2008.

Having been born into a household where an affinity with wood existed and a
lathe was available, it was probably inevitable that Keith would develop a
lifelong relationship with timber. His wood turning experience started at
school in Lancaster at age twelve. The interest was fostered by an enthusiastic
elderly teacher, Alan Chadwick, a retired carpenter and competent turner. Keith’s
initial efforts were supported by the presence of the lathe at home and the
gift of a new set of turning tools from his Father.


Artist Statement



Keith prefers to work with timber from native grown trees, the majority of
which are chain sawn in the fields, hand sawn into blanks, the end grain sealed
and then air dried before use. Timber is selected carefully for its grain and
unusual markings. The turnings are both utilitarian and artistic, occasionally
combined. By turning, this felled timber is saved from becoming firewood and
can provide eternal use or pleasure.

Keith Fenton is a member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain,
The Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners, The Forest of Dean Woodturners
and The Heart of England Woodturners.