Governor's Bowl

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Superior Battery Manufacturing Company in Russell Springs, Kentucky, hosted an "Innovation in Exporting" conference in the spring of 2013. Former Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins was the keynote speaker. As one way of saying thanks for her participation, Superior Battery CEO Randy Hart commissioned Chris to make this bowl as a gift.


Toyota Logo Hat

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky commissioned this cherry outback style hat from Chris for its president, Mr. Fujio Cho, in 2006 upon the occasion of his return to Japan. "Mr. Cho took the hat I made for him and a Louisville Slugger baseball bat to Japan with him," said Chris. "The hat now resides in the Toyota Museum in Nagoya."


Rude Osolnik

"Rude Osolnik was widely admired as one of the finest wood turners in America and his workshops and seminars were in demand around the world. The Queen of England was presented one of his bowls by the U.S. government," a statement from his website reads. "His bowls and signature candlesticks are collector's items and his pieces are in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Atlanta's High Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, The Yale Museum, The Speed Museum, The Kentucky History Museum, The Mayo Clinic, The Connell Gallery and many other fine institutions."