Kim Beesley

Kbees Wood Art
Segmented woodturning in a Southwestern theme


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Throughout this site you will see old and new work. I have created some 200 vessels since 2009 when I started that’s around 16,000 hours of work.    My designs are all influenced by Native American symbols with a strong southwest theme. I have always loved the look of wood and found that by keeping the segments in the order they are cut and keeping this order when gluing up the rings, the overall look is enhanced with less discontinuity from segment to segment.  I embed symbols into the segments to project the continuity of the grain pattern, so the visual image will be that the wood or stone was just dropped in. Most of my vessel shapes are a combination of modern and Native American design.