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Flinchum, Steven — Shadoway: Expressions in Wood

Elkhorn, KY


turned pens & other items

Steven Flinchum grew up on a six generation family farm near Campbellsville, KY. After college he traveled around working such diverse jobs as blackjack dealing in Las Vegas and offshore oil rigging in the Gulf of Mexico. But Steven’s roots were set deeply in the limestone-rich hills of central Kentucky where he and his wife Dawn returned to settle and raise their family.


Steven works as a historical preservation specialist, farmer and draftsman – but his passion is woodworking and he has been turning wood on the lathe for over 25 years. Steven has demonstrated his craft at festivals, fairs and community organizations. His love affair with wood is evident as he explains, “Wood is such a diverse and beautiful thing – it gives us shelter, fuel to keep warm, tools for living and life itself as it provides the majority of the process for cleaning the air we breathe!”


Steven is a juried member of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program and the Kentucky Guild of artisan & Craftsmen. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Janice Holt Giles Society where he is actively involved in the restoration and preservation of the author’s log home and in promoting the literary arts in Kentucky. His spare time is spent studying history, writing, photography and cruising on Kentucky’s scenic back roads on his vintage motorcycle.


Works by Steven Flinchum can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.