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C. Ken Savage

C. “Ken” Savage Jr., a native of Northeast Harbor, Maine, and the neighborhood called Asticou, has had a lifelong interest in woodcarving. His interest in woodcarving came at an early age having followed his father, Charles K. Savage’s interest in working with wood in both sculpture and relief design. Many sessions were held in the basement of Clover Cottage in the early years, learning the skills and design techniques that have been honed over the years to what has become more than a hobby.

Primarily self taught, Ken has advanced his skills in woodcarving and design by attending and participating in various wood carving seminars and events sponsored by The New England Woodcarvers Association. He also has studied under Frank Bowers, a well known wood turner in the Atlanta, Georgia region. Some of his early designs were a reflection of Leonard Preston, a well known calligrapher and print screen designer of note in the greater Boston area. 

Although The Asticou Connection Gallery is a new venue for exhibiting Ken’s work, his craftsmanship can be found in many public areas around Mount Desert Island and in collections throughout the United States.

Past exhibits have included The Ipswich Art Association (Ipswich, Massachusetts), East Gloucester Art Association in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Northeast Harbor Library, Northeast Harbor, Maine and The Concord Public Library, Concord, Massachusetts (the later in conjunction with The New England Woodcarvers Association).

Ken works primarily with  black walnut, various mahoganies, teak, Spanish cedar, purple heart and eastern white cedar, which is native to this region of Maine. 

 
Ken Savage
Ken Savage wood carving
Ken Savage wood carving
Ken Savage wood carving
Ken Savage wood carving