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Steven Kennard
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Can't stop making stuff
Can't stop making stuff

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Celebration of Tradition

My Submission for the POP Auction for the AAW 2018


I was honoured to be invited to submit a piece for the Professional Outreach Program of the American Association of Woodturners "Out of the Woods: Traditional Form Revisited." auction which is happening in conjunction with the 2018 symposium. 


The online bidding has started on the auction and concludes June 15, 17:30 PDT. There are some wonderful pieces that have been submitted. Take a look and bid, if you want to have a beautiful piece of wood art for your home! 

http://www.auction2018.woodturner.org/Celebration-of-Tradition-2018-Steven-Kennard-Nova-Scotia_i30145395
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Salt, Pepper and Spice Mills - Rescued From the Flames!

Those who know my work will see that I have begun producing something quite different from my boxes. The story of how this happened is an interesting one.

I have firewood delivered to me every year, and every year while stacking these pieces, I discovered wood that was far too beautiful to end up heating my home. Every year I rescued some of these, putting them aside to dry in my workshop, saving them for… I wasn’t sure what! They were local maple, with lovely figuring, I just couldn’t stand the idea of burning them. So the piles of rescued wood in my workshop grew and grew and grew until this year I couldn’t move around for the stacks of them. I knew the time had come to give them a purpose. And so here they are! I present you with my latest project, the first collection of (for the most part) “Rescue” grinders, for pepper, salt or spices. They are made mostly from the maple from my firewood, with the exception of the few I have made in walnut and cherry. All are lovingly hand turned, polished and finished, each is unique and every mill features a ceramic Crushgrind® mechanism which is guaranteed for 25 years and is a pleasure to use. The finished grinders, though made with material discovered in firewood piles are in no way inferior to those made with commercially available wood. In fact they are superior, as this kind of beautifully figured wood is just about impossible to buy. I guess they are burning it all now. That is such a terrible waste. I wish I could go through all the firewood piles to see what treasures there are to be found. In the “Rescue” mills in particular I see the creation of a useful, beautiful object that will give pleasure for many years to come and I find that intensely satisfying in itself.

You can read more about these on the new Shop page on my site – (linked here http://stevenkennard.com/blog/shop ) which I am excited today to announce is open, linking to an Etsy purchase shop https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/StevenKennardTurning .

http://stevenkennard.com/blog/archives/3059 #peppermill #pepper #turning #wood #woodworking #woodturning #curlymaple #crushgrind #novascotiacraft #novascotiacrafts

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'Turns' video two year anniversary

It's been two years since 'Turns' was released and it's had almost 165,000 views.
So here it is again for anyone that might have missed it or wants to see it again 😎
Turns
Turns
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Stuart McLean - A Canadian Literary Treasure

I just heard the sad news of the death of Stuart McLean. I had the pleasure of meeting him and his crew and photographing his show in 2009 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. The video I made of the photographs is accompanied by one of his best loved stories, as told by Stuart himself. It's a very funny story and typical of Stuart's wonderful story telling talent. He was a Canadian literary treasure who will be sorely missed.
https://vimeo.com/48110160

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North Sea Gull

The skies over the North Sea are often dramatic and the gulls love to soar in the wind.

http://stevenkennard.com/blog/archives/2929
North Sea Gull
North Sea Gull
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Sunset Over the Deben

On our first day in Suffolk we were reminded of the beautiful sunsets that so often occur in this county. This is the River Deben, seen from Woodbridge in late November.

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin

#moodyMonday +Moody Monday moderated by +Alen Ianni

http://stevenkennard.com/blog/archives/2918
Sunset Over the Deben
Sunset Over the Deben
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Sleeping Elsie

I have few words for this photograph. My little granddaughter, Elsie looks so peaceful sleeping that I couldn't help myself wanting to capture this beautiful moment.

http://stevenkennard.com/blog/archives/2901

Sleeping Elsie
Sleeping Elsie
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Gannet Rock with Gannets

Gannet rock is a beautiful natural habitat for these wonderful birds. As you can see here, they spill over into the cliffs around, where they breed. I could have spent all day here.

Read the full post here: http://stevenkennard.com/blog/archives/2876

View my gallery "New Zealand Through My Lens" here: http://stevenkennard.com/blog/skgallery/nz

Posting today for #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday by +David Polzine +Jon Kahn
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#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin

http://stevenkennard.com/blog/archives/2876#1

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Gannets on the Cliffs By Gannet Rock

Although I only had one day to spend in New Zealand sightseeing, thanks to my new found friend Tref, I managed to get to see far more than I would have on my own.

Gannet rock is a beautiful natural habitat for these wonderful birds. As you can see here, they spill over into the cliffs around, where they breed. I could have spent all day here.

Read the full post here: http://stevenkennard.com/blog/archives/2876

View my gallery "New Zealand Through My Lens" here: http://stevenkennard.com/blog/skgallery/nz

Sharing today for +Water Bird Wednesday moderated by +Margaret Tompkins #waterbirdwednesday

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Tonight's Supermoon

Apparently it doesn't get any bigger than this. #supermoon  
This is the best detail I could get out of it on this unique occasion!
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