Robert Wilhelm

Santa Fe, NM

My work strives to help people recognize the artistic value inherent in ordinary objects typically associated only with a functional purpose. By experimenting with form, pattern, and surface manipulation, I hope to surprise people with a sophisticated yet playful approach to making every day functional objects: bowls, vases, peppermills, etc. A primary goal of my work has always been to force people to reevaluate their assumptions about the intrinsic artistic value of commonplace items.

Philip Roberts

Southampton, NJ

Working with a variety of precisely laser-cut pieces of super thin plywood, I create layered-wood Relief Sculptures. They are built to inspire viewers and greatly enhance surrounding environments. Building the intricate form starts from digital illustrations which are meticulously transformed into wood with his laser cutters. The many individual components are then finished and glued by hand.

Peter Petrochko

Oxford, CT

I create one of a kind wood vessels and abstract, natural wood sculpture. Some of vessels are hand carved, and others are laminated. The; the laminated vessels: I utilize a green technique to create 3D forms, namely vessels, by using a band saw technique wherein I cut a set of concentric angular rings off of a flat board of a given shape. Later, these rings are glued over one another to create the vessel.

Robert Patterson

Milton, GA

Based on a constrained set of materials and construction practices, these wood objects are the result of a systematic modification of basic forms. For the elliptical, oval and circular forms, the surface modification is a response to those geometric constructs. It is important to maintain the fundamental meaning of these things, to make sure that they make no inordinate claims beyond the scope of their materials, and that the objects are true to the pressure of my hand. These wood objects are functional and/or inert. They do not connote another thing, they are self-contained.

S. Ashley Murphy

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA

My pieces are very unique and one-of-a-kind. Each sculpture tells a story that could be about a path through a life experience, where I may have found the wood, or a special characteristic or feature of the piece.

Kipley Meyer

Madison, GA

The focus of my work is to create interplay and harmony between the disparate elements in life and nature that inspire me: abstract forms, music, the art of communication, and the philosophy of minimalism. Domestic hardwoods carved with routers, chainsaw, and chisels. Finished with milk paint and wax. Many feature rusted nails and fasteners.

John Mascoll

Safety Harbor, FL

My works explore the seemingly infinite variety of shapes and forms that allow the natural beauty of the wood to be reflected aesthetically. The natural beauty of the wood represents only one component of my creative expression and is not the only criterion upon which I base my work. My works are one-of-a-kind, hollow-formed lidded vessels with an emphasis on form and balance (design). All works are created utilizing a lathe and various specialty hand tools. Some of my works may include specialized surface techniques to further enhance the beauty of the wood.

Ray Jones

Asheville, NC

I love wood and am fascinated by the many varieties available in the world. My boxes are made entirely of wood, including the hinges, fasteners and drawer slides. I like to explore the intersections of various geometric shapes, while allowing the natural beauty of the wood to be the main focus. Wood is a very touchable medium and my work is made to appeal as much to the sense of touch as it does to sight.

Richard Haining Jr.

Brooklyn, NY

I do not turn my work. The symmetry is created during the building process. Piece by piece, layer by layer, I build each form hollow, carefully controlling the wall thickness and profile. The one-of-a-kind patterns made by the tiny stacked wooden pieces achieve a quality reminiscent of basketry and mosaic tile work. The honed finished surfaces undulate slightly, similar to that of hand built ceramics. Be it a vessel, a sculpture, a table or a light, the ritual of creating unique objects from previously discarded materials is a powerful statement about what we value and consider desirable.

Joe Graci

Marquette, MI

I create carved wood panels and objects made from sawmill waste with both hand and power tools. The wood is often worked green then allowed to warp and crack as it dries. I paint or burn the surface then sand back to emphasize tool marks. The lines and textures carved in the wood are abstractions from the natural environment. I primarily work within squares, rectangles and grids; exploring relationships between the organic carving and the machined lines.

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