Eugene King’s business grew out of his love of art, woodworking, and patriotism. Retired from the Navy, Eugene decided he wanted to do something to show appreciation for U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Eugene began designing medallions which were then given to returning Kentucky National Guard personnel. Guardsmen were thrilled with these medallions and Eugene received a certificate of appreciation from Governor Beshear.
Enthusiasm for Eugene’s works created new demand and he began designing numerous other medallions and ornaments - creating over 500 designs to date. Using laser technology, he cuts out images from thin sheets of wood and engraves the letters and shapes by hand.
Eugene’s workshop has been designed so that disabled persons can work in a friendly and understanding environment.
Works by Eugene E. King can be found at Artique, Lexington, KY; and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.