Dave is a craftsman that has worked with his hands and machinery all of his life in many different mediums. He has for the most part used his skills to make a living. Now that he is retired he is making things on his schedule for the pure enjoyment of creating.
Dave has had a long time love of the various and infinite variations in wood grain, the forms and textures of wood including the knots, cracks and decay that otherwise renders wood unusable. He finds great satisfaction in bringing out the hidden beauty of wood that was destined for the landfill or fireplace. Some of the objects he creates have utility as a bowl, box or vase. Others gain their value as objects of beauty to be handled and displayed for all to enjoy.
Currently most of Dave’s work is done on a wood lathe but he is no stranger to flat and square work and has made numerous cabinets and furniture pieces. He produces his objects for pleasure and offers them for sale as a means of sharing the beauty and keeping down the clutter in his small living space. The income is the icing on the cake and helps buy more tools.
Dave works from a small garage studio in Loveland and markets his work at
the Loveland Art Studios on Main, Wombat Art Works in Waynesville, OH, Art
Happens in Yellow Springs, OH, a few local art shows and his web site. He
would be happy to consider doing commission work if you have a special
project that arouses his interest.
Dave’s wife Hannah is an accomplished seamstress and quilter. She occasionally offers her creations for sale too.
We hope you find a little something of our work that pleases you.
Dave & Hannah Kratzer
119 Overlook Drive
Loveland OH 45140
Contact Dave by email
Contact Hannah by email
Dave's Cell: 513-290-9609
Hannah's Cell: 513-348-9492
Visit Dave's web site at www.kratzerkraft.com
His Picture Trail page
Dave on Facebook
Wombat Art Works
Ohio Valley Wood Turners Guild (Member since 2005)
American Association of Woodturners (Member since 2005)
We worked here for 27 years
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