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.