Heartwood Studio

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Place Category: Artists & Studios

  • PLEASE NOTE: As of mid-March 2020, Heartwood Studio is temporarily closed to visitors due to the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking forward to being able to reopen, but in the meantime, customers can order bowls and other products from our website by phone or email. We can either ship them to you or, in the case of local customers, we can leave your purchase on our studio porch for you to pick up or arrange to deliver it to your own front porch. Payment can be made by credit card over the phone or by e-transfer.

    “Be calm, be kind, be safe.” – Dr. Bonnie Henry

    Presenting the beauty of Nature in a functional form is the passion of long-time woodturner Ken Broadland.  From his workshop near Duncan, BC, this retired Conservation Officer turns out many useful and decorative items from wood salvaged around southern Vancouver Island.  These include salad bowls and servers, kitchen utensils and utensil holders, lidded containers (including urns), cutting boards, coasters, serving platters, small bowls, and live-edge bowls and vessels.  Designs are simple and practical, and finishes are food-friendly walnut oil and beeswax.

    Ken’s woodworking skills are largely self-taught and include building the log home where he and his wife now live.  His 1991 hobby became a full-time occupation after his 2003 retirement, and in 2008 Ken built a delightful post-and-beam studio on his property, where he now displays and sells his work.  Heartwood Studio is open year-round at customers’ convenience.  Please phone or email ahead to ensure we’ll be home.

    Ken is a member of the Visions Art Tour Society and the Cowichan Artisans group and participates in three open-studio tours each year.  His work also sells in several Vancouver Island galleries.  More information including a map is available on Ken’s website.

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