THE MAKERS' FORUM
PLATFORM DEDICATED TO THE
MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTS AND BOWS
Cody Kowalski grew up in an artistic family on a small island near Port Townsend, Washington. At a young age, he revealed a natural adeptness for creating with his hands and, at the age of twelve, had the opportunity to visit bow maker Charles Espey, with whom he began learning wood working and jewelry making techniques. A year later, this informal learning experience developed into the project of making his first violin bow.
Kowalski continued to make bows under Espey’s guidance throughout his years of his youth, and traveled to Ireland and France to meet European bow makers in 2013. Kowalski’s current work is influenced by both traditional and modern styles.