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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Creative Energy

Clem Clement loves to create things. Since he retired from Silver Dollar City, he’s busy making baskets, dulcimers and woodworking. This weekend he displayed his products at the Arts & Craft Festival at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Branson.

I have to admit I'm one of his biggest fans. I love his attention to detail and his perfectionism. Needless to say, I left the festival with several of his creations: baskets and a beautiful cherry French rolling pin.
Several years ago I wrote an article about his first woodworking project – dulcimers. As he learned more about the musical properties of various woods, he experimented with style and design. Now he creates instruments that both look and sound beautiful.

Next he turned to basket weaving. With the same curiosity and passion that led to beautiful dulcimers, Clem experimented with many patterns and colors. Take a look at some of his work.

His wife Lou claims that their house is filled with too many fruits of his labor. So if any of you are looking for gift ideas, I’ll put you in touch with him.

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