Kailee Bosch

Kailee Bosch

About The Artist

Kailee Bosch • Fort Collins, CO

My practice as a maker began at the lathe. As a child, working in my fathers studio, I learned to make small functional objects. While this history of woodworking is at my core, I have expanded my vocabulary of materials and processes. I make both functional objects and speculative designs, playfully and with precision and rigor. I seek an interplay between traditional ways of making that value the hand and newer technologies that allow for precision, and repeatability.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

I make both functional objects and speculative designs using both traditional craft practices and digital fabrication techniques. A large amount of my work is made on the lathe, I 3D print and cast bronze connections, and carve both by hand and with the help of a CNC router. Everything component is made by me, and I am interested in learning new techniques to solve problems.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

I work with both wood and bronze. I’m interested in wood for its continual push at precision, movable only with the right technique and tools, and bronze, while not easily moveable in its solid form, when heated it transforms into a beautiful, viscous liquid that can be cast into endless shapes. The two materials require a certain knowledge to work with, and I am constantly asking new questions and solving new problems which keeps me on my toes and continually interested.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I have been turning on the lathe since I was 6 years old, and while I no longer spend all of my time on the lathe, it is an important part of my practice and is something I feel lucky to have grown up around.