Ken Kantro of Lovell Designs
Ken Kantro has been an artisan in Maine for over forty years.
He received degrees from the University of Maine and the State University of New York.
In the early 1970’s his interest in Asian art and philosophy led him to apprentice in a pottery utilizing traditional Japanese techniques.
As he worked with combinations of clay and metal, he was fascinated with the light reflecting qualities of metal and its’ creative potential.
He went on to study and master the techniques of early American pewter design and fabrication. For the past 30 years he has designed a popular collection of nature inspired jewelry and ornaments under the name Lovell Designs.
Today Ken works out of his studio in Biddeford, Maine creating original designs in sterling, pewter & gold. He has received commissions from a large number of museums and institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Winterthur Museum, Monticello and the National Holocaust Museum. His work is in the permanent collection of the Portland Museum of Art. He has won numerous awards & his work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution.