Fred H. Zinke's Profile

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For 30 years I made large pieces of furniture for friends, relatives and paying customers. Now that I've reached retirement years I am allowing my inner artist to have a chance. Some years ago I came across the work of Grinling Gibbons and fell in love with his naturalistc, yet artistic, carvings. In my own way I seek to follow the lead of this truly amazing 17th century British carver.

I believe that art should be functional as well as beautiful. What better way to love art than to choose something beautiful that you can also use. And so, I have expanded my mirror and picture frames selection as well as my carving enhanced wood boxes. My Sunflowers tote is an example of a useful piece that is decorative as well as functional.

Looking for something unique--check out my new MakeMeSomethingSpecial section. And as always, send me a convo about…

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  • Male
  • Born on December 8
  • Joined September 22, 2010

Favorite materials

jelutong wood, maple, walnut, oak, mahogany, popular, alder, pebbles, rocks, driftwood, acrylic paints, wood stains, found items

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About

For 30 years I made large pieces of furniture for friends, relatives and paying customers. Now that I've reached retirement years I am allowing my inner artist to have a chance. Some years ago I came across the work of Grinling Gibbons and fell in love with his naturalistc, yet artistic, carvings. In my own way I seek to follow the lead of this truly amazing 17th century British carver.

I believe that art should be functional as well as beautiful. What better way to love art than to choose something beautiful that you can also use. And so, I have expanded my mirror and picture frames selection as well as my carving enhanced wood boxes. My Sunflowers tote is an example of a useful piece that is decorative as well as functional.

Looking for something unique--check out my new MakeMeSomethingSpecial section. And as always, send me a convo about anything you see in my shop that you like and have a question about. I am always interested in a custom carving--makes life interesting!

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