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Booth 527

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About the Artist

I exclusively work with burl wood to create one-of-a-kind sculptural vessels. The pieces are initially prepared into rough, workable shapes with a chainsaw. Sometimes I mount the pieces onto a lathe and turn them, using long-handled bowl gouges and various other chisels. At other times, I use grinders to sculpt organic forms by hand. Each piece is then finely sanded soft and smooth. I then apply a urethane oil-based topcoat, which produces a beautiful hand rubbed quality finish. The burl lends itself to unique bark inclusions and distinct grain patterns, unveiling the inherent beauty of nature. No two pieces are alike. I focus on form over function. I often incorporate crushed stone, mineral specimens, silver and copper powder inlay, and antler for dimensional purposes and beauty. Lives and works in Floyd, VA

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Selected Works

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Maple Burl Vessel
Maple burl, lathe turned, beautiful grain pattern, organically shaped
22" x 12" x 11"
2018

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Sculpture
Mountain Laurel root burl carved by hand into an exquisite sculptural piece of preserved natural beauty.
26" x 30" x 24"
2019

Phoenix
Exquisite wall hanging, maple root burl sculpture, carved by hand, with inlay of lapis and bronze.
43" x 37" x 4"
2019

Maple Burl Vessel
Maple burl, lathe turned, beautiful grain pattern, organically shaped
22" x 12" x 11"
2018

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Sculpture
Mountain Laurel root burl carved by hand into an exquisite sculptural piece of preserved natural beauty.
26" x 30" x 24"
2019

Phoenix
Exquisite wall hanging, maple root burl sculpture, carved by hand, with inlay of lapis and bronze.
43" x 37" x 4"
2019

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