Bowls, wall sculptures, tables and chairs are all in the repertoire of Scottsdale, AZ artist Kerry Vesper. To achieve the striated surfaces and undulating forms that are characteristic of his work, the artist performs a labor-intensive process of stacking and gluing layers of wood before carving and finishing his forms with clear tung oil. He likens the process to the way nature builds layers of earth then shapes it with wind and water.
The artist holds a BA and an MSW from Arizona State University. He studied at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO and at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, where he has also served as an instructor. Kerry is a regular exhibitor at craft, wood and furniture exhibitions nationwide has completed numerous corporate commissions in his home state and for the Odakyo Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.