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John Culley

January 27th - February 20th


John Culley

Concordia, Kansas

John was born and raised in Concordia, Kansas. After graduating from college with a teaching degree and a major in social studies, John started his teaching career. John has been retired for the past five years, after teaching in Kansas at the secondary level for 32 years. during those years, most of his spare time was spent on his first love, woodworking. He started with his first business, Cloud County Country Clock Company, building clocks and traveling to several shows around Kansas. The enterprise expanded into other carpentry pieces and from county fairs to specialty shops. A few years ago, after a large hailstorm, he ran across a large piece of copper, salvaged from Senator Carlson's house in Concordia. That large piece of copper started him in a new direction. Copper can be a very rewarding medium, but it can also be very unforgiving. He uses copper as the main subject matter and in mixed media pieces. John's latest endeavor is working with cold wax and adding mixed media to his projects.

John reads as many books, articles, blogs and watches as many videos he can find on subjects of interest. He took one class in drawing in college and had no idea of the interest that would come from that one basic class. John loves the process of creativity. He loves the process as much as or sometimes even more than the result.  He says ”The result, first of all must please you, then the greater reward is if it is pleasing and special to others”.