K Lohse & J Berndt
J. Berndt and K. Lohse are married and are full time working artists. They have been showing their work nationwide for over 20 years and have received numerous awards. Both of them are proud to have their work in many corporate and international collections.
Kevin has been working with wood for more than 20 years. In recent years, he has discovered other materials, such as aluminum, corian, and found metal objects, which he now incorporates into his pieces with the wood. Kevin’s contemporary sculptures are geometric compositions, that play with the various wood colors contrasting with the other materials.
J Berndt is a clay artist and has been working with clay for over 23 years. All of her pieces are Raku fired. She love texture, so while the pieces are leatherhard, J Berndt makes holes to incorporate reed by either weaving it into the surface, or opening, or stitching it onto the surface to create irregular patterns, or handles, of dark black against the dull black surface. Handmade beads, copper wire, and gold leaf are also some of the things she uses to create a bit more texture.
J Berndt’s latest work is large wall pieces. She creates free-flowing shapes, each piece having it’s own textural composition, which fit and work together to form the whole piece.
She grew up in Big Stone City, South Dakota, graduated from Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN and now reside in rural Minnesota, near Dawson.