Tom Ream – Auburn Twp., Ohio
Tom’s love of woodturning started in the 9th grade. His class took a tour of the school’s woodshop and a bowl exploded on the lathe. From that point forward, his curiosity was piqued on the potential and power behind a wood lathe. His first encounter with a wood lathe occurred a few years later while working at a boatyard in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A yacht captain leaving for Singapore gave him his wood lathe to use during his absence abroad. It was serendipity! Tom began experimenting with the wood lathe, using different types of wood. Through trial and error and experimentation over the years, he developed his woodturning art. The beauty to his unique bowls and vases is revealed in the way he allows the wood, with its patterns and defects (burls and knots), whisper to him the best way to create his next masterpiece.
Tom’s woodturning repertoire includes hollow vessels, bowls, vases, and square bowls of varying sizes. The bowls are made from a variety of trees including Cherry, Ash, Osage, Apple, Maple, Teak and more. These pieces can certainly be displayed as works of art in your home or office, but most importantly, they can be used in your everyday lives. Tom suggests using them for food such as salads, snacks, and candy or allowing them to adorn our furniture while holding our loose change, jewelry or odd-n-ends. His work is exclusively featured at Artisans’ Corner Gallery.
Dicc Klann – Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Dicc Klann is a graphic designer and creator of fine art images. He is a graduate of the Cooper School of Art and once owned an advertising art studio, Kaleidoscope Art, Inc. for 17 years where he and his staff of 8 artists created logos for corporations, product identity, and non-profit organizations. His most familiar design is that of the Lube Stop franchise. After selling the business, Dicc became Graphics Director for Gallo Displays for over 9 years. Now retired, Dicc creates in Colored Pencil. He has pieces in collections across northeast Ohio. He has been featured in fine art shows in Bratenahl, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland, Geauga County’s West Woods Nature Center, Mentor, Peninsula, Shaker Heights and Willoughby Hills, Ohio. He is a member of Heights Arts in Cleveland Heights, Ohio; The Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and the Colored Pencil Society of America.
Dicc states: “My goal in drawing is to reveal something beautiful. Colored pencil allows me to move from extreme detail to simple impressions and to travel anywhere in between. I am inspired by geometric shape in nature (i.e., the triangle of a pine tree, the rectangle of a trimmed hedgerow). Surprising colors in unexpected places open my eyes and mind to new experimentation. A little whimsy, a bit of graphic design and patterns of repeated shapes are the standard tools for my Trees & Cloud Series.”