About Me

I am an artist whose work has an intensely historical, even biographical concept to it. I see the objects that I paint through the eyes of a 18th century artist and craftsman. My goal as an artist is to create every item with an historical past with an aged look and feel to it. I made a pouch for the Leonardo DeCaprio movie, The Revenant" as well as the pouch for Billie Bob Thornton (Davey Crockett) for the movie The Alamo, and also provided other props for this movie. Early American Life magazine thrice named me one of the top craftsmen in America for both my paintings and my leatherwork.. My pouches were rated for their quality workmanship, fidelity to period design and construction techniques by judges expert in museum-quality antiques and fine, high-end reproductions. My work has also been featured in videos, tv documentaries and numerous times in magazines and on their covers. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hunting Pouch by Ken Scott for Hershel House

Here are some photos of a pouch that I recently made and gave to Hershel.
He had asked me to make one for him some time back.
He gave me the horn to put on it.








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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Revenant Pouch

 I made this pouch for the movie, 
The Revenant"



Captain Henry, wearing what appears to be my pouch 
in the movie, The Revenant. 
© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.ion.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Artists' Studio



It's not just a collection of things, 
but a narrative.
Each piece commenting on another in a little dance.
 Everything has it's own story.








   









Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ken Scott pouch


One of my pouches photographed at the 
Contemporary Longrifle Association
 meeting in Lexington, Ky.
Note small star stamping around flap edge.
Strap is woven linen and wool.
In the collection of Bill Ruggie.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Braintanned Pouch with Ouillwork

Braintanned pouch. 
Another joint effort.
 I made the pouch, 
friend, Shawn Webster, did the quillwork.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

More Ken Scott Workshop Student Wins at Dixons!!!

For the second year in a row, 
These three have walked off with robins from Dixon's.
Chuck won again with bag, Jim won undecorated horn and horn and bag
and Karen won with bag. 
CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!
Three of my pouch making students won ribbons at Dixons.
Chuck Brownewell won with a belt pouch.
Karen pease won a ribbon a pouch she made.
Jim Pease won with a nice bag and horn.
these three took my
""Recreating the Kentucky rifle Hunting Pouch" workshop
 at Conner Prairie.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hunting Pouch Workshop


Great time at the recent Conner Prairie Arms Maker Workshop. 
These are the Participants along with their finished pouches
in the 
"Recereating the Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch"class.

Art decamp also taught Several Horn workshops.
This photos show the finished work 
from the horn class & the Hunting Pouch class.

I also taught workshop on How to make a Hunting Pouch out of a boot
as well as
Pennsylvania German Design Elements/Fraktur



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Art Imitating Life---Frontier Life


There is a wonderful article about Friday night's art show
that Ron Vail and I are having in Indianapolis. 
Check it out on BLUE SKY WINDOW.
(Me on the left, Ron on the right.)


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Art Show !


TWO ARTISANS 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 artisans 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.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Conner Prairie Arms Making Workshop

Just completed teaching the 
Leather Working/Recreating the Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch workshop 
at Conner Prairie. Great students. Lots of learning, fun, 
& the joy of making new friends. 
Here are the participants with their completed pouches.

I also taught a workshop on 
Southern Backcountry design/Fraktur from Virginia and the Carolinas

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pouch with Ground Hog Hair Flap


This complete set features pouch, horn and knife. 
The leather pouch has a flap that is made of a groundhog hide. 
Both the knife and the horn are originals. 
The horn has been repaired with a leather covering.
SOLD!

Quilled Pouch

This pouch has quillwork on the flap. 
Made from brain tanned leather. 
Red horsehair decorative cones have been added.


Friday, January 4, 2013

Small Hunting Pouch & Horn Set



This small cloth pouch is made from striped ticking fabric. 
The complete set features an original horn with repairs. 
The pouch has a leather flap and a handwoven strap.
SOLD!



The small patch knife that looks like it has peeled a "lot of taters."
 All in all a nice set.











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Images photographed at the 2012 CLA Show by Jan Riser.