One-of-a-kind turned and hand-hewn bowls
About The Artist
Wesley Kolkmeier was born and raised on a farm in St. Charles County, Missouri, where he learned the skills of cutting, drying, shaping, and turning wood. After serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1960′s, Wes began a thirty year career as a carpenter. Today he continues to enjoy working with fine woods as their individual unique character comes to life in one-of-a-kind turned and hand-hewn bowls.
Wes' large segmented turned vases are thoughtfully designed with carefully chosen wood varieties to bring stunning color to the piece. Then thousands of segments are individually calculated & cut with absolute precision. Placed together in 1.5" rings and then turned and finished to perfection, These works of art stand an average of 5ft tall and are a breathtaking addition to homes and collections all over the country.
An active member of the IWCS, Wes helps to make and donate countless toys to the Shriner's Hospital here in St.Louis, MO. He is also a member of the St.Louis Woodworker's Guild.