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Fri. May 31st 2019 - Fri. June 28th 2019 10 am to 5 pm Mon thru Fri; 10 am to 4 pm Sat Wonderful Woodturning Ken BroadlandImagine That! Artisans' Designs Duncan BC (All Ages) Free
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Cowichan Artisans @  Cowichan Valley Duncan BC (All Ages)
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Ken Broadland
"Heartwood Studio"

woodturning from Duncan BC

Contact Details

Ken and Jan Broadland

Studio Hours: Open 10-5 most days, year-round. Please phone or email ahead to ensure we'll be home.

Ken is a self-taught woodturner who began his craft as a hobby while working as a Conservation Officer on southern Vancouver Island. Once retired, he began working with wood full-time, salvaging Cowichan Valley trees downed by the wind or felled for safety reasons. He uses mostly Maple (for its interesting figure and colour) and Arbutus (for its hardness and durability) but also enjoys working with fruitwoods and softwood burls.

Ken's main goal in turning wood is to present the beauty of the wood in a useable form. His specialty is salad bowls and servers, with a supporting cast of other creations such as cutting boards, kitchen utensils, small bowls, platters, lidded containers including urns, live-edge bowls and vessels, and whatever else piques his creativity and is supported by his customers. Designs are simple and practical. His work sells well because it is attractive, functional and reasonably priced. Wood finishes are food-friendly walnut oil and beeswax.

Ken's "Heartwood Studio" is located 5 minutes west of Duncan off Gibbins Road. A map can be found on our website or by Google-mapping "Heartwood Studio, Duncan, BC".

Ken's work can also be found at "Imagine That! Artisans' Designs" in downtown Duncan, "Eclectic Gallery" in the heart of Oak Bay, "Artzi Stuff" in downtown Nanaimo, “Alcove Homegrown Living” in Qualicum Beach, the "Village Gallery" in Tofino, and the "Sooke Region Museum" gift shop in Sooke.

Current Groups

Cowichan Artisans2010-present
Visions Art Studio Tour2009-present
Imagine That! Artisans' Designs1995-present

Art Portfolio




Woodturning from the Rural Opportunities Network
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Posted: Jan. 1, 2015

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The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.

The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division