Red Treasure Bowl-Thomas Spake

  • We all need a place to hold found objects, let that place be this brilliant treasure bowl by Thomas Spake. With a 3" wide basin this bowl can  be home to lucky pennies, beloved jewelery, and anything in-between. 

    "This series was inspired by my daughter, Lyrah. Through a child’s eye, you become more aware of the nature's treasure all around us. Now you have the perfect resting place for that cool, unique object that you found on your daily stroll, a cubby for your keys, a votive candle holder, among dozens of other uses."-Thomas Spake

  • Kentuck Festival Artist, Thomas Spake, always enjoyed the visual arts growing up but never thought of pursuing a career as an artist. Until one day he walked into a glassblowing studio at Center College. Upon graduation Thomas was awarded the position of Glass Artist in Residence at the Appalachian Center for Crafts. He also worked as Manager and Head Glassblower for the River Gallery Glass Studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    Currently, Thomas focuses his energies on works that infuse the earth, air, and sea. These works range in scale from small ornaments and paperweights to large outdoor sculpture. Thomas works can be found in galleries and collections across the United States including the Tennessee State Museum, The Siskin Foundation, and Joseph Decosimo and Company. Thomas lives in Chattanooga with his wife, Kimerlen Moore, who is an artist and art educator.

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Kentuck Art Center and Festival was established in 1971. Kentuck's mission is to perpetuate the arts, engage the community, and empower the artist. The Kentuck Festival of the Arts is held annually in October, and during that weekend, makes a $5.5 million economic impact on its community.

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