My name is Kevin Bedgood and I make lathe sculpted artwork. I am best known for large, turned wall sculptures and delicate, highly detailed turned wood boxes / lidded containers.
I am a full time woodturner and woodturning instructor with more than 20 years’ experience. Woodturning is truly my passion and I spend as much time creating in my shop as possible. When not in my shop, I am teaching woodturning classes. I also work as the US National Educator for Robert Sorby Woodturning Tools based in Sheffield England. They are the number one supplier of Woodturning tools in the world. What does all that mean? It means I get to travel all over the US, teach woodturning and demonstrate woodturning tools, all while I make sawdust. What a life!
Please browse through my site and take a look at my work. Everything is hand made by me and is available for purchase right through this site. Feel free to contact me let me know what you think. I also encourage you to contact me if you would like something custom made, just for you. Remember, shipping within the US is always free.
Are you interested in booking me for classes? Here is a list of some of my more popular education programs. Most of these are able to be modified in duration, depth of knowledge and technique. Classes can run from a few hours long to more focused multi-day, immersive programs. I am able to host group classes local to central PA, or travel to you.
-Various Turned Box Classes
-Introductory Spindle Turning
-Miniature Hollow Forms
-Finials and Pedestals
-Ornamenting Your Turnings
-Turning Large Wall Sculptures
-Halo / Proposal / Ring boxes
-Advanced Tool Technique
-Artistic Design and Construction
Private Classes, Customized Classes and Demonstrations are Available!
As far as my use of natural resources for my artwork, I make a huge effort to be as ecologically responsible as possible with my woodwork. I use as much salvage material as possible and much of my other material is grown specifically for commercial purposes.
Thank you for taking the time to explore my work. I hope that you enjoy yourself.