Meet new artists at the Market: John Marks

You can expect the same standard of excellence every year at Kentucky Crafted: The Market but never the same exact show. The Kentucky Arts Council juries new participants into the Kentucky Crafted Program annually, so there is always new artwork to discover. Meet some of the artists new to the Market in 2016.


Fine Crafts of Kentucky, Walton – Booth 147


How did you get started? What is your training?
I began woodworking with my father after college. I have no formal training. What I know came from my father and from my own experience. I’ve been a woodworker for about eight years.

What do you want buyers to know about your work? What makes it different?
My products must be beautiful, functional and durable. My style is evolving, but is simple and elegant. It shows Shaker, Danish modern and Asian influences.

Name some of your career accomplishments.
I am represented at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. My biggest achievement is when I see customers run their hands over my work just to enjoy the feel of it.

What are you looking forward to about showing at Kentucky Crafted: The Market?
I’m looking forward to explaining my work to the public. I hope to meet some gallery owners who will appreciate what I do.

The Market will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 5 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6. Tickets are $10 for one day and $15 for both days, and can be purchased online or at the door. Children 15 years of age and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

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