Kite Biographies


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Philippe Gallot

His book Fighter Kites from 1989 is a fine resource for the fighter kite builder. Scale plans, construction techniques, bridle...
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Phillip Scarfe

An Englishman who has participated many times at the Ft. Worden International Kitemakers Retreat, Scarfe is best known for his flame-embellished...
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Phillippe Cottenceau

French artist Cottenceau was founder of the French Kite Association, Au fil des Vents, and directed the publication of “Cahiers...
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Pierre Fabre

An accomplished French graphic designer, Fabre’s large-scale kites create unforgettable airborne images. Fabre is a caring chronicler of...
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Ralf Dietrich

Ralf is a German living in Denmark who has become entwined in the kite history of his adopted country. He has researched the kite station in...
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Ralf Maserski

German kite builder Ralf Mazerski has explored and refined the Bell tetrahedron by developing his own connection system. He is an accomplished...
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Ramlal Tien

A member of the French kite artists, Zoone Collective, Tien went from sport kite design to single-line kite design. His artistic creations are...
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Randy Hayes

Noted Seattle artist Hays, collaborated with Nobuhiko Yoshizumi, of Kyoto, Japan on two traditional Edo-dakos. The kites featured Hays...
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Randy Shannon

With a twisted sense of humor and wicked kite-making skills, Randy first specialized in fighter kites made in a variety of materials. He has...
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Randy Tom

Randy has been involved in every facet of kite making and kite flying. At the beginning of the sport kite craze, he competed and was an integral...
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