Russell Karkowski

Iowa City, IA


A founding owner of Iowa Artisans Gallery, Russell Karkowski has been living and working in Iowa City, Iowa for decades.  In the past, his custom-designed furniture combined classical elements within modern forms. Unique combinations of wood; cherry walnut oak and mahogany lent themselves to Russell's simple, beautiful designs.

Following a serious head injury sustained in November 2009, Russell is now disabled.  He has recently returned to creating new works on a limited basis, mostly small tables.  In doing so, his timetable for production requires longer than it once did. His customer base continues to love his work and the generous, creative spirit that he embodies. Purchasing ready-made pieces is the easiest option. Please call the Gallery for more information on any special order pieces, 319.351.8686.