Klaus Kirchner

Holzgestalter

My working philosophy:

is to show the beauty of the wood. I work mainly with reclaimed timber in that way no harm to living trees is done. My works are both natural and a few are textured and colored depending on the desired effect.I do also like sculptural work in order to extend the lathe with other tools. How it began… As a child I helped my parents gathering wood for the ofen, and doing a little carving in grammar school where the first contacts with wood as a material. During the "normal" school education I must have lost the creativity that came out again while being bored in the day to day job as a software support engineer. First I started a little carving again, and by incidance I saw an article about wooden bowls in a magazine or cataloge and somehow I wanted to know and learn how such a piece can be done. I went to beginners class for woodturning and I was hooked. From the hobby woodturning it became more and more fascinating and due to some job changes I decided to dedicate more time to it. Since 2015 I focus on unique pieces of • Hollowforms, boxes and bowls • Lights • Sculptures • Pens Since 2018 I'm a Member of the crafts organization Bund der Kunsthandwerker Baden-Württemberg and Bundesverband Kunsthandwerk. Where to find the beautiful pieces from wood..? I show some of my works in the Eichenhaus in Laufach, in the Galerie KunstBlüte in Buchen, and exhibitions throughout the year. Under the roof of my workshop is a little showroom where I store all my works for you to touch and feel in reality. I'd be glad to welcome you if you want to explore the works in more detail, so please drop me a mail or fill in the contact form to make an appointment.

Vita


Born 1969 in Aschaffenburg

1990-95 BSc Telecommunications und MSc Digital Electronics

1996-2015 Different positions at Software manufacturers Sybase und SAP

Since 2005 attending Woodturning seminars and trainings first works as Autodidakt, diverse Seminares and further trainings in woodturning, metal, sculptural works.

Since 2012 Exhibitions and craftfairs

Since 2013 Own Workshop

Exhibitions


2012-2017 WeihnachtsKunstMarkt im KunstLANDing, Aschaffenburg

2014, 2016 „HolzArt“ in Goldbach bei Aschaffenburg

2015 „Das kleine Format“, Galerie am Platz des Friedens in Hanau

2016, 2017, 2018 „Kunst im Quartier“ in Aschaffenburg

2016, 2017 Art of Eden in Darmstadt

2017 KreArtiv Messe in München

2017 Internationaler Kunsthandwerkermarkt in Hanau

2017 Kunst im Park, Hanau

2017 Feuer und Flamme, Kunsthandwerkmuseum in Deggendorf

2018 Kirchner Kultur Küche in Aschaffenburg

Memberships


neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg , KunstLANDing

Kunstgewerbeverein in Frankfurt am Main e.V.

BdK Baden Württemberg

Bundesverband Kunsthandwerk