Klaus Kirchner

Woodturner & Sculptor

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…

I came across the material Wood at an early age while harvesting wood with my parents for the ofen heating. Years later in school i loved working with wood doing a little carving and construction works. However I followed an academic path and a career as a software support engineer, but my interest in doing something with your own hands came into my mind around 2005 because I saw an article about wooden bowls in a magazine or cataloge and somehow I wanted to learn how such a piece can be done. After that I went to a beginners class for woodturning and I was hooked. From the hobby woodturning while working full time in the IT business 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 wooden beautiful pieces..?


I show some of my works at Eichenhaus in Laufach, in the Gallery KunstBlüte in Buchen, and exhibitions throughout the year. In the attic 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

2018 Kunst und Carillion in Aschaffenburg

2019 Unikat sucht Liebhaber in Kloster Bronnbach

2019 3rd Place at Kunst im Quartier in Aschaffenburg

2019 Tendence Talents in Frankfurt

2019 Exhibition with 2 Series at FORM 2019 in Frankfurt