Kenn Gould’s show opened opened on May 19th at the Artisan Depot in Cowan . The meet the artist reception on Friday May 27th from 5 to 7pm also at the Artisan Depot was a success with many new visitors attending. The show ran through June 25, 2016. As always members of the community is invited to attend the reception, meet the artist and learn about the processes used in working metal.
Ken Gould has been a blacksmith for over 15 years, is a member of the Southern Blacksmith Association (SBA), the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths (AACB) and the Alabama Forge Council (AFC), is news editor for the Lynchburg Forge and operates “The Irondovetail” as a side business. In addition to instructing beginning blacksmithing classes, he does custom work ranging from 17th century hinges, metal tavern puzzles, lighting and hearth ware, gazing ball stands, 10 foot high yard art, coffee tables, wine racks, and other fun things. He has attended several John C. Campbell blacksmithing classes, and artistic blacksmithing seminars Ken has demonstrated blacksmithing skills at events for the Smithsonian Institute, the Templeton Foundation, Appalachian Area Blacksmith Conferences and AACB member forge meetings, plus several local festivals and events.
In addition, he is a past president and current member of the Tennessee Valley Wood Club. As a self-taught woodworker with over 35 years of experience, custom pieces include end tables, book cases and entertainment centers, blanket chests, custom tool boxes, fireplace mantels and a variety of carvings, turnings and other pieces. He does commission work and will provide quotes and ruff sketches at no charge.