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Artisan will demonstrate license plate bird house building
Ron Owens to Create License Plate Birdhouses at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Tuesday, 12 23, 2014
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By Gwen Heffner
News from Kentucky Artisan Center
Ron Owens, of Mount Vernon, will demonstrate how he creates birdhouses using recycled wood and license plates 9:30am-2:30pmCT/10:30am-3:30pmCT, Saturday, December 27, 2014, at the Kentucky Artisan Center, 200 Artisan Way Berea, KY - just off I-75.
Birdhouses and baskets by Owens are regularly available at the Kentucky Artisan Center. The center's exhibits, shopping and travel and information areas are open daily from 8am-5pmCT/9am-6pmCT. The center also has a cafe. A native of Rockcastle County, Owens is a self-taught artisan who has worked with willow and recycled materials for over 20 years. He creates a line of furniture and baskets in an old restored 50- year-old barn and collects and harvests willow trees from local areas. Owens cuts willow branches year round in order to work with it while it is fresh and pliable. His durable willow baskets, also available at the center, are made in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be used to hold potted plants, magazines and other items.
Recently, Owens began looking around at other recycled materials to create new works. He discovered a large quantity of discarded license plates and had the idea of using them to create a new product. The end result is his new line of birdhouses constructed from recycled wood and willow twigs. Owens bends the license plates to form the roof, creating a durable, colorful and interesting abode for birds year round.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
This story was posted on 2014-12-22 04:16:13
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