Michelle and Ken Workowski

The Nature of Things

natural bent willow furniture, birch bark mirrors, handmade lampshades and lamps


Ken first began making willow furniture in 1977, setting the groundwork for a lifetime of working with natural and sustainable materials. Over the years he and Michelle have learned new skills with each new material they discovered. Their work evolved into a successful home business that has grown to include birch-bark frames, poplar-bark baskets, lamps, lampshades, antler chandeliers, brooms, cabinetry, and custom interior designs.

Ken and Michelle are very active in their community and beyond. They both teach classes on making willow chairs, paper lampshades and bark baskets at Sievers School of FiberArts. “We enjoy learning new crafts and sharing that knowledge with others.”

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