KGAC July Artist of the Month: David Russell

Russell says, "What started out as a hobby has become a passion." His woodworking experience includes building furniture as well as creating commercial and residential cabinetry and fixtures, merchandise display fixtures, and architectural millwork, and restoring furniture, having built everything from hobby horses to spiral staircases.

In his work, he experiments with exotic woods, different types of tools and techniques, as well as multiple shapes and forms. David Russell says, "Working around, or even featuring grain patterns, defects or other anomalies in the piece of wood makes each piece a unique adventure."

From ornaments and figurines to bowls and vessels to jewelry and more, check out David Russel's work at the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Visual Arts Galleries or online at or