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Brenda Behrens

Topeka, Kansas 1940

Active in:

  • Atsugi, Japan
  • Chino Valley, Arizona
  • California

Luce Artist Quote

“The lathe became the missing link in my world of art. It just made perfect sense to turn a vessel and embellish the piece with carvings.” Brenda Behrens

Luce Artist Biography

Brenda Behrens attended woodworking classes taught by the Japanese master Genji Ishihara, who taught her to carve intricate designs similar to the decoration on Japanese temples. Behrens continues to carve elaborate patterns of flowers and leaves onto her turned pieces to create surfaces that have the rich quality of cut velvet.