Kentucky Tourism

Kirkland, Greg — Nature's Offerings

Elkhorn, KY


turned bowls, ornaments, kitchen tools

Greg Kirkland has worked with wood most of his life. This self-taught artist shares a bond with the wood he turns, drawing the inner beauty out of each piece as it is shaped. There is a delicate balance at hand with the wood turning process. If conditions are not right, pieces can crack or break and the artist has to start over. Through patience, practice, and trial and error, Greg has learned how to work with the nature of different hardwood and strives to enhance the beauty of the grain and patterns found in the wood he uses.


Greg has a natural affinity for creating exquisite and one-of-a-kind pieces, including functional bowls and vases from fallen trees found all across the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Each piece of turned wood illustrates the soil and history of the tree from which it came.


Greg is a member of he Kentucky Craft Marketing program and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.


Greg’s work can be found at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft in Louisville, at numerous Kentucky State Park Gift Shops, and at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea.