Kade Bolger – Woodcarver & Woodturner
Each piece I turn on the lathe tells the story of its creation in the tree. The divots, inclusions and irregularities hint at that unique story.
About the Artist
Awarded Masters honors by the Woodturners Guild of Ontario, designer and sculptor, Kade Bolger, is well on his way to mastering sculptural carving techniques as he hones his artistic imagination.
Kade’s wood carving education began with early carving sessions with his Irish grandfather. That sparked his interest in the unique features of a tree and he began to see the art of beautiful wooden sculptures. He expanded his interests in wood with sessions on the wood lathe (2011) and then began working with Master Woodturners in Ontario and later private lessons in Ireland (2016) and England (2018).
Kade’s greatest achievements are the prestigious awards received from Woodturners Guild of Ontario in the categories of Intermediate (2015), Advanced (2016), Masters (2016, 2018) and Open (2017). Similarly, “Incursion”, a live-edge side-grain walnut wing bowl, was chosen as Cover Image for World Of Woodturning website (2016) and, then “! Exclamation”, a live-edge end-grain juniper bowl was chosen for Cover Image of Woodturners Guild Of Ontario website (2016). Kade is building a social media presence on Instagram and is presently displaying some work at the Lynde House Museum in Whitby. His greatest honor in recent years has been requests to teach and demonstrate to his mentors and peers in the local and regional woodturning guilds.
Kade connects with the wood. His unique sculptural style focuses on the story that each piece of wood tells. Kade examines, identifies and plans a working path to best highlight the unique characteristics of the wood and then brings it to life in the form of functional sculptural art. When you put everything aside and let your creative imagination take over only then can possibilities happen.
Site #14 with Harvey Walker and Karen Hunter
Kade’s schedule of 2018 Juried Exhibitions and Vendor Opportunities:
Art on the Esplanade, Pickering May 2018
Beaches Art and Craft Show, Kew Gardens, June 2018
Richmond Hill Canada Day, July 2018
Mariposa Folk Festival, Orillia, July 2018
Muskoka Arts and Festival, Bracebridge, July 2018
The Guild Alive With Culture, Scarborough, July 2018
Kempenfest – Huronia Festival of Arts and Crafts, August 2018
Art In The Park, Uxbridge, August, 2018
Scheduled to participate in 2018:
Richmond Hill Studio Tour, Richmond Hill, October, 2018
Durham Art and Craft Show, Oshawa, October 2018
Kingsway College Christmas Show, November 2018