Pottery ~ Woodturning ~ Photography
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Paul and Tricia moved to Kentucky in 1974, found some land the locals called 'no mans land', tracked down 16 grandchildren heirs, and purchased 100 acres of woods with no buildings. Brushy Fork Creek is located in the rolling hills and oak forests of western Kentucky where Paul and Patricia Ferrell live and run their studio and gallery since 1977. They grow their food organically and raise Arabian horses. After composting the deposits from the stables, they are transported to garden to enrich the soil and provide valuable micronutrients. They also have a high tunnel greenhouse where they can grow garden year round with heating it.
Paul uses the native woods from the area to create beautiful pieces of turned wood such as salad bowls, ikebanas, hollow forms, and wine tops. His many years of experience turning are evident in the fine quality of his forms and finishes.
Tricia, Paul's other half, works with high fire stoneware and porcelain clay to make functional pots of all kinds. She likes to make things for the kitchen and garden. She is now also doing some sculpting for the garden. She also enjoys making custom vases and platters for weddings with the date of the wedding and the bride and grooms name on the bottom of the pottery. All her work is safe in microwave and dishwasher and lead free.
Tricia has also been using photographs taken at Brushy Fork Creek to create patchwork quilt collages of the flowers and critters that are part of life at BFC. The originals are stitched together using embroidery thread.
Spring Flower Photos 2015