Vessels by Woodturner Bill Luce

I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s quite obvious to see a makers inspirations straight off the bat. I hadn’t even read through any information on woodturner Bill Luce, but instantly I knew he had some sort of affiliation with Japan, or had been inspired by that particular region of the world. His clean sensibility and exact use of natural material was quite the giveaway, the shapes also take on a oriental type vibe that resembles traditional Japanese vessels …

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Wood Turned Vessels by Andy DiPietro

I’ve not highlighted a woodturner for a little while, and it’s a technique I’m really fascinated by, so I’ve been on the hunt this morning to see what I can find in this area. Pennsylvania seems to be a real playground for individuals working in the medium of wood, so it was of little surprise to me that I landed upon the webpage of turner Andy DiPietro who’s based locally. When you consider famous craftsmen like Wharton Esherick and George …

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Large Wooden Pebbles by Joel Sayre

Some fantastic wooden pebbles that I came across earlier made by Joel Sayre. They reminded me of two of my favourite woodworkers, one named Alma Allen and the other being Ed Moulthrop, the so called ‘father of modern wood turning’. Possibly Alma because of the shape and lovely finish, and maybe Ed because of the woods that Joel tends to use, which is quite a variety to be honest. The pebble above is made out of a monkey puzzle …

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Short Film on Woodturner Robin Wood

It’s not everyday that we are lucky enough to come across a film documenting a maker perfecting their craft, but today I’m excited to highlight the work of woodturner and artisan Robin Wood who is based in Peak District, England. Robin is in fact quite a specialist individual, according to his word he is the only soul in England left turning wood in this traditional way. Unlike other woodturners he uses a manual system of pulleys and levers controlled …

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Selection of goods from Analog Life Store

After enjoying the talents of origami artist Robert J Lang yesterday I thought I’d head towards Japan where the craft originates from in search of further inspiration today. I didn’t come across anymore origami but I did stop by at the Analog life online shop where they had lots of wooden vessels up for offer, so I’ve compiled a selection that I’m sure many of you are really going to enjoy. One of the big positives about the Analog store is that they …

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Collection of Works by Woodturner Jonathan Leech

I thought we’d stay in England for this post as I’ve just come across a wood turner based in Cumbria who’s work I think lots of you will appreciate. Jonathan Leech has set himself a solid foundation as an artistic woodturner hosting many of his creations in local galleries, forming a healthy relationship with the National Trust in the process. Skimming through his page I was really impress …

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