New Masters of Woodturning: Expanding the Boundaries of Wood Art

New Masters of Woodturning: Expanding the Boundaries of Wood Art

by Kevin Wallace, Terry Martin

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Overview

MEET THIRTY-ONE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF A CLASSIC CRAFT.

They are from different parts of the world but share a common passion: turning wood into sculptural forms of self-expression.

You'll see each artist at work-in their studios, homes, and at the lathe-and discover why their stunning work is considered to be preeminent in the respective fields of woodturning and modern art. A gallery of beautiful photographs is included.
New Masters of Woodturning looks beyond the surface of the wood and into the vision and mind of the artist, providing insights that offer a captivating and important perspective of turn-of-the-century art and craft.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565233751
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2008
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kevin Wallace is an independent curator and writer, focusing on contemporary art in craft media. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Collectors of Wood Art and on the Advisory Board of the Handweavers Guild of America. He is a contributing editor for "American Woodturner" and "Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot" and a regular contributor to "Craft Arts International" (Australia) and "Woodturning" magazine (England), writing about contemporary art in craft media (wood, ceramic, and fiber) and wood artists. Wallace is the author of seven previous books.

Terry Martin is a wood artist, curator, and commentator on wood art. During the last twenty years, he has taken part in 80 exhibitions in seven countries and his work is part of many of the large private and public collections devoted to wood art. Martin is the author of "Wood Dreaming," published in 1995, the only book ever produced on Australian woodturning. From 1999 to 2006, Martin was editor-in-chief of the woodturning journal "Turning Points," the only journal dedicated solely to wood art, and is currently a contributing editor to "Woodwork" magazine. Martin has written more than 200 articles on wood art published in twelve journals in seven countries.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Introduction viii
Liam Flynn: Striving to Find the Perfect Line 1
Hayley Smith: Ideas Evolve and Flow into the Next Piece 7
J. Paul Fennell: Technical and Creative Challenges Are Always Mingled 13
Harvey Fein: Consider Texture, Pattern, and Inclusions 19
Butch SMuts: Keeping It Simple Is the Best Investment 25
Ron Fleming: More Ideas Than I Can Ever Produce 31
Peter Hromek: You Find These Shapes Everywhere in Nature 37
William Moore: The Contrasting Relationships of Wood and Metal 45
Vaughn Richmond: Technical Challenges Are the Most Exciting 51
Rolly Munro: The Lathe Creates Armature for Major Sculptural Work 57
Hans Weissflog: Totally Focused While Turning 63
Jacques Vesery: When I Get in a Groove, Watch Out 69
Michael Hosaluk: I'm Not Afraid to Venture Out of My Comfort Zone 75
Michael Mode: The Intimate Interplay of Idea, Hand and Eye 81
Dewey Garrett: The Lathe Places a Limit, Yet Offers Endless Possibilities 89
Betty Scarpino: It's Like Discovering Hidden Treasure 97
Christophe Nancey: A Symbolic Picture of the Living Process 103
Virginia Dotson: Shaping Layered Wood Reveals Compositions of Patterns 109
Ron Layport: Surface Work Will Not Cover Up Poor Form 115
Neil Scobvie: Thinking of Running Water 121
Mark Gardner: Drawn to the Rhythm of Repeated Carved Patterns 127
Marilyn Campbell: Pushing the Designs While Keeping Them Simple 133
Steven Kennard: Technique Is Important, But Secondary to Getting There 139
Louise Hibbert: The Lathe Gives My Work Rhythm and Balance 145
Thierry Martenon: It's Good to Work with Almost Nothing 151
Graeme Priddle: Pacific Island Culture and the Ocean's Beauty 157
Binh Pho: Stories Told with Color 163
Marc Ricourt: The Vessel Was Mankind's First Tool 169
Mike Lee: Wood Is a Joy To Work or My Worst Nightmare 177
Alain Mailland: There Is No Limit to the Forms I Can Make 181
David Sengel: Much Yet to Do with the Lathe 189

Glossary 194
List of Organizations 195
Further Reading 196

What People are Saying About This

Judson Randall

A valuable reference and a delight to read. The writing is straightforward and brings to life the artists who are blazing new trails for wood turners of all levels of ability. (Judson Randall, publications editor, The Philadelphia Woodturning Center)

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