Chris Kegel
TJ Brecht Originals

Exhibiting at Studio A – Guest

Furniture and clocks made from reclaimed materials

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Chris Kegel, Art Wander ArtistChris Kegel

TJ Brecht Originals
3095 Bluegrass Rd
Chaska, MN 55318

Chris Kegel is a Minnesota-based woodworker who specializes in hand crafted furniture and clocks built from salvaged barn woods, hardware and antique timepieces. He earned a fine arts degree from the University of Oklahomain 1987 and established a career in textile and graphic design with nationally known retailers. In 2006 he began exhibiting his designs under the brand name TJ Brecht Originals at the Edina Art Festival. Chris continues to create custom made pieces and participates in art fairs and gallery showings throughout Minnesota.

Artist Statement:

Tradition and preservation form the basis of my work. Salvaged barn woods, hardware and architectural materials are hand-crafted with antique timepieces. Natural wood grains and traditional painting techniques provide the color, texture and finish for each unique piece reminiscent of 18th century Early American and Shaker furniture.