Place Category: Artists & Studios
After a three-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Heartwood Studio reopened to visitors on June 15, 2020, but by appointment only so we can ensure social distancing. We now have an acrylic shield in place on our sales counter, we disinfect high-touch areas between customers, and we wear masks for your protection. We encourage our visitors to wear masks as well and we provide disposable ones for those who need one. We look forward to welcoming you but would appreciate your postponing your visit if you develop any virus symptoms—thank-you!
“Be kind, be calm, and 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.