Posted By admin on August 8, 2010
These bowls and vases are made by Ron Fleming from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Ron Fleming is the premier carver of turned vessels and his works are in numerous collections and galleries including the White House. He was an illustrator for over 40 years and has a mechanical engineering background. Initially he was a carver – then a turner and now a full time carver of his turnings. His carving has progressed from carving vessel tops to extensive open leaf and flower carvings extending over the entire vessel surface.
“Working in wood is formidable. It is the “aliveness” of the wood that translates back to me. It has warmth and a certain life form that seems to live on. The wood guides me through each curve and depth. It tells me it’s name and before I am finished, it has let me touch it’s soul. It is a terrifying pleasure to work in wood. To impact my concepts of man upon a surface is to leave my fingerprint in time. From the mind to the hand to the form – it is personal because it is about the passion I can convey.”
More of Ron Fleming work can be seen on his website: www.hearthstonestudios.com