The Collingwood Art Crawl

Artist Profile

Ed Kliewer


Selected works




Kitchener, ON





Ed Kliewer is a Kitchener artisan who focuses on bringing heritage arts and traditions to new audiences. Ed designs and builds high quality cigar box guitars. Ed has upscaled this functional folk art into beautiful and unique musical instruments. These one-of-a-kind guitars are easy to play and sound great plugged or unplugged. Due to the differences in the materials used and Ed’s interest in exploring new ideas and techniques no two guitars will ever look or sound alike.

Previous areas of focus for Ed have been creating historically accurate chests, lanterns, chairs and other implements as used by the War of 1812 re-enactors; designing beautiful marquetry pieces such as chessboards and jewelry boxes, blacksmithing, and stereoscopic photography.

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