Sandusky, Ohio · 7 Sales


Sandusky, Ohio 7 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Ken Ayers


Ken Ayers

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Tools are my life; art and crafts are my products.

As a teenager, I was introduced to the art of Lapidary - cutting and polishing gemstones. I eventually taught myself metal smithing so I could create jewelry to display some of the hundreds of gemstones I had accumulated. Much later, I applied those same techniques to creating my diverse line of TreeJewels™ holiday ornaments.

During a tour in Viet Nam, with the U.S. Air Force, I became interested in photography. Although my camera was an old (and cheap) 35mm film device, I learned that I "had an eye" for choosing and framing shots. Much later, in 2001, I went all-digital and, since then, have accumulated somewhere around fifteen thousand digital photographs. A few years ago, I started experimenting with adding artistic effects to some of the best of those images. Certain images lend themselves to being split into layers, adding a 3D look. I often frame these pieces of photo art with custom handmade (by me) wood art frames.

The name "KenKoctions™" actually came about as a result of cooking ... one of my other favorite pastimes. One time, my wife asked me what I was cooking and I said, "Oh just some concoction ... a 'Ken-coction'."

As I write this, I have retired after more than thirty years as a software developer, and more than fifteen years prior to that in the hardware end of the technology industry. I am enjoying the pursuit of my craft interests, without them having to compete with my "day job".

The KenKoctions™ shop on Etsy is part of K.E. Ayers Designs. You can view many of my designs at my gallery site.

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  • Ken Ayers

    Owner, Photographer, Designer

    Although I was a software developer by profession - now retired, I have lifelong passionate interests in photography, metal craft, and woodworking. I often incorporate all of these into mixed-media works, which I call "KenKoctions".

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  • CGProPrints

    United States

    A Quality digital photographic printing service.

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Last updated on December 13, 2014
Welcome to the KenKoctions™ store on Etsy. My store will feature items that reflect my diverse interests in art and crafts. You can expect to see art prints, produced from digital photographs I have taken. There will be ornaments from my extensive TreeJewels™ designs, unique jewelry designs, and, from time to time, mixed media works featuring wood, metal and gemstones.

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