Freeman Furnishings, LLC
About The Artist
Katie Freeman • Coralville, IA
Wood • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
My artwork has been influenced heavily by the natural lines and shapes found within nature. Recently, it has started to reflect a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. My work explores the varying relationships between sourcing material and expressions of the marginalized. I use various wood species and a variety of power carving tools to bring my art to life. I use only urban lumber and recycled goods to create pieces of art and furniture.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
Power tools such as the bandsaw and drill press are used to get pieces close to rough shape. Then with a series of power carving tools such as an angle grinder, die grinder, and carbide carving wheels and burrs the pieces are shaped to final design. Each piece is sanded to extra fine grit such as 320 or 400. I add color to the piece either through dye, shou sugi ban, or resin, and then add the appropriate environmentally friendly top coat. Soon, a CNC will be added to my studio, allowing me to create more repeatable designs, while still focusing on carving.