Don Kennedy

Don Kennedy Rainbow Bowl
Up until my wife signed me up for Welding for Art through Truckee Meadows Community College I had no real hobbies or art interests. Through the Welding for Art program I met a fellow student who was working with copper and became very interested in this media. I found it more interesting than regular steel. That is when I began experimenting with reclaimed copper such as copper pipe that was taken out of remodels and left over copper wire. My art consists of copper and brass media; it varies from flowers and plants to trays, plates, bowls, and wall hangings. Most of the materials have been rescued from the salvage yard with other materials being picked up as scrap from local sheet metal businesses. All the bowls, vessels, plates, and trays are one piece hammered from a flat piece of material. The metal takes on a life of its own; no two pieces are the same. Each piece is a valuable learning lesson and I find it fascinating to see how you can move the metal. I am working on mastering where I move it to. I have taken 5 seminars from Greg Wilbur, an internationally known copper sculptor. I won second place in sculpture category at the Student Art Show at TMCC in 2009 and first place in sculptor in the Student Art Show at TMCC in 2011.

Contact

www.cosmiccopper.com
775-323-8554
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Don Kennedy Big Flower
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Don Kennedy Flower Wall Hanging
Don Kennedy Hammered Bowl
Don Kennedy Mom's Favorite
Don Kennedy Rainbow Bowl
Don Kennedy Rose In Fire Nozzle
Don Kennedy Small Vessel
Don Kennedy Tall Vessel
Don Kennedy Tree
Don Kennedy Wall Hanging
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  • As with anything I have done throughout the years, I jumped in to basketmaking with both feet and have tried most everything available. I have found you can make a basket out of almost anything.

  • My art consists of copper and brass media; it varies from flowers and plants to trays, plates, bowls, and wall hangings. Most of the materials have been rescued from the salvage yard.

  • I love the reflections of glass and the colors, just as water reflects and captures the intensity of a sunrise or sunset.

  • To me, realism is magic. Not only is the artist working with abstraction of design and color, but also with dimensionality. To create the illusion of depth and form on a flat surface is to observe, understand and recreate the physical aspects of light.

  • I enjoy designing landscapes, flora and fauna and hope to start adding structures and building in my quilts soon.

  • While continuing to paint and work in various forms of sculpture, my current focus is in papermaking and related fiber and book arts. Visitors to my Studio will have the opportunity to become personally involved in the process of making Handmade Paper from start to finish.

  • I am a 45 year resident of Nevada and have lived all over the world. My work is influenced by the sights and cultures of Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as well as all corners of the United States.

  • My name is Jim Annis and I am the owner of Your Family Rocking Chair. I am building a legacy for my family and yours, based on the values of family, fine craftsmanship and heirloom quality furniture.

  • JoAnn Lippert travels the world combining a passion for adventure travel and photography. Her passion for mountain climbing, trekking and whitewater rafting has taken her to all corners of the earth.

  • I’ve always enjoyed doing all kinds of craftwork from working with wood and needlework to beading and glass. I’ve been hooked on glass since the 1980’s when I took my first stained glass class.

  • Since my earliest airplane flights those forms and patterns have found their way into my designs. For years I focused on art glass, starting with leaded glass and then fused glass and etched glass. Recently I have been spending more time making jewelry.

  • The phrase “no job is too big or too small” certainly applies to my work as I have worked on all scales, including 1200sf of mosaic mural for the pools at the Peppermill, down to the small inspirational plaques that I make on a daily basis and take to local festivals.

  • After raising my son I became committed to re-exploring my love of painting. I began watercolor classes in February of 2008 and have been actively painting since.

  • I consider myself to be wildlife “portrait artist.” Whenever a photographer makes a portrait, timing is of great importance. The expression of the subject will make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful photograph.

  • Pam Sutton creates handmade glass jewelry, plus items for the home and garden. She believes in elegance through simplicity, combined with a focus on functional use.

  • I am a graduate of UCLA with a degree in studio art. While at UCLA I studied with Richard Diebenkorn, who greatly influenced my development at an artist.

  • Most of my work is very linear and precise with close attention to detail and finishing. And of course I like to add occasional whimsical creations.

  • The big Nevada skies, the rainbow of western mountain ranges and the huge palette of summer flower are the inspirations for my silk paintings. Working with silks and dyes has given me the perfect way to illustrate the world as I see it.

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