With the Kentucky Derby just around the corner, all eyes will be focused on Kentucky and it’s fast horses. But Kentucky Crafted, a collaboration created by the Kentucky Arts Council, would like the world to know that Kentucky Crafted reaches beyond horses and bourbon.
As a result, an arts directory is online to benefit home builders, remodelers, decorators, architects and interior designers looking for distinctive features crafted for the home by Kentucky artisans.
The site and lookbook features artists who create custom architectural installations, fixtures, cabinetry, railings, gates and other custom furnishings. The Architectural Artist Directory has photos and contact information for the following artists:
* Dan Neil Barnes, Lexington – Glass, Mixed Media – Lighting and sculpture
* Cynthia Carr, Harrodsburg – Ceramics – Lighting
* Dave Caudill, Louisville – Metal – Handrails and sculpture
* Patrick L. Dougherty, Bellevue – Ceramics – Bathroom and kitchen sinks, tiles and fireplace mantles
* Susan Goldstein, Lexington – Ceramics – Sink basins
* Laura Hallock, Lexington – Glass – Stained glass windows
* Lloyd K. Hughes, Lexington – Metal – Kitchen stove hoods, door embellishments, gates, fences and stair rails
* Jim Jones, Nicholasville – Metal – Wine racks, stair railings and hardware for doors and windows
* Craig Kaviar, Louisville – Metal – Stair rails, fire screens and architectural signage
* Michael McCarthy, Louisville – Wood – Custom cabinetry
* Albert Nelson, Louisville – Stone – Custom stonework, architectural signage and water sculptures
* Marie-Elena Ottman, Crestwood – Ceramics – Tiles
* Melvin Rowe, Louisville – Ceramics – Sink basins
* Greg Seigel, Owenton – Ceramics – Sink basins and door knobs
* David Shadwick, Wilmore – Metal – Stair rails and sculptural hardware
* Paul Smith, Edmonton – Wood – Cabinetry
* Stacey Street, Richmond – Glass – Stained glass windows and light fixtures
* Brook Forrest White, Jr., Louisville – Glass -Lighting and sculpture
* Mark Whitley, Smiths Grove – Wood – One-of-a-kind and limited edition furniture
* James Williams, Elizabethtown – Wood – Custom pergolas
* Gavin Wilson, London – Metal – Architectural signage and handrails
Printed copies of the Kentucky Crafted Architectural Artist Directory are also available upon request to the Kentucky Arts Council, 888-833-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kentucky Arts Council has four adjudicated directories. They are the Performing Arts Directory, the Arts Education Roster, Kentucky Crafted and the Architectural Artist Directory. All four directories can be accessed through this link: http://artistdirectory.ky.gov/.
The Kentucky Crafted Program is now 29 years old and is a marketing and business development resource for craft and visual artists of all types. This directory is only available online, there is no printed version. Additional information on the program is available at www.kycraft.ky.gov.
The Architectural Artist Directory is a new program. It does have printed version.