TWO ARTISIANS NAMED BY EARLY AMERICAN LIFE MAGAZINE AS SOME OF THE TOP TRADITIONAL ARTISTS IN AMERICAN COMBINE EFFORTS FOR FIRST FRIDAY SHOW.
Since 2011, both Ron Vail & Ken Scott have been selected by Early American Life magazine as two of the top traditional craftspeople and artisians in the United States, a total of six times.
Ron has received this honor for the powder horns and other horn items he makes., while Ken has been chosen for both his leatherwork and his paintings.
Ron’s horn work represent those items made and used by soldiers, long hunters, mountain men, Native Americans and early settlers of this country. Typically the items are made to appear old and well used. They are purchased by historical reenactors, museums for display in dioramas, and by interior decorators and individuals wishing to display them in homes or offices.
Ken’s work is owned by curators and museums, collectors and historical reenactors worldwide. His work has been featured as movie props, used in TV documentaries and videos and seen numerous times in magazines and on their covers. He made the hunting pouch for Davy Crockett (Billie Bob Thornton) in the movie “The Alamo,” as well as provided other props for that movie.
The work of both of these talented artisans is well known and is recognized for uniqueness, top of the line quality workmanship, fidelity to period design and attention to detail. Their goal as artists is to create every item with an aged look and feel to it.