Original sculptures in wood from Canada

Posted By on February 24, 2010

Caril ChasensThese carved wood sculptures are made by Caril Chasens from Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada.

She said:
“I believe in wood as a medium for the 21st century. Its grain, complexity and flow resonate with natural and human systems. Wood responds to the density I look for in my work.

I like to claim that I cast the stuff in molten wood.”

If you would like to learn more about Caril Chasens and see more of the artists work, visit her website: Sculpture in Wood and presentation on woodworkersauction.com

floating horses

“Floating Horses”

treehugger by Caril Chasens

sculpture “Treehugger” by Caril Chasens

sculpture hominidium

sculpture “Hominidium” from birch burl

artifact by Caril Chasens

“Artifact” by Caril Chasens

Segmented turnings from Italy

Posted By on February 21, 2010

Gianfranco AngelinoThese bowls and hollow vessels are turned by Gianfranco Angelino from Napoli, Italy.

His work can be seen in:
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
Politecnico, Milan, Italy
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbour, MI
Woodturning Center, Philadelphia, Pa
and online on web page del Mano Gallery

the sun ark by Gianfranco Angelino

“The Sun Ark” by Gianfranco Angelino

Unconventional chairs from Oakland, California

Posted By on February 13, 2010

Garry Knox BennettThese sculptural chairs are made by Garry Knox Bennett who is an internationally known furniture maker and artist.
His art is represented in many private collections as well as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts;
the Mint Museum of Art+Design, NC;
Museum of Art and Design, NY (formerly the American Craft Museum);
Atlanta Museum of Art;
Montreal Museum of Art;
Oakland Museum, CA;
Racine Art Museum, WI;
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

His Nail Cabinet of 1979 was pivotal in the history of contemporary furniture making, the ultimate challenge to the quest for technical purity. He created the cabinet for the Contemporary Artisans Gallery in San Francisco using the most sophisticated craftsmanship, then drove a bent 16p nail into the upper door and surrounded it with hammer marks on the polished surface. Some viewers were outraged, to the point that the nail was stolen from the cabinet and had to be replaced. But it was a defining moment, heralding the new spirit of iconoclasm in the world of art.

Much more of  Garry Knox Bennett’s work can be seen on his website :  Garry Knox Bennett’s Furniture

Woodwork humour

Posted By on February 7, 2010

You know you’re a woodworker if/when:

1. Your dog doesn’t even flinch when you turn on the 10’ saw he is sleeping under.

2. You encourage your son to buy a 1900 house so you can spend the time with him completely rebuilding the house and using all your battery operated tools.

3. every article of clothing You own has glue on it.

4. Your spouse thinks your new 8 inch spiral head parallelogram jointer cost less than $400

5. Your parents/wife wont let you into the house until all the sawdust is off of you (and we all know thats never gonna happen).

6. You have a picture of your grandfathers workbench in your shop…or your grandfathers workbench.

funny woodcarving

Carved turnings from Vermont, USA

Posted By on February 6, 2010

Michael FosterThese turned and carved hollow forms are made by Michael Foster from Springfield, Vermont.

Michael Foster was born and raised in Denver, Colorado.

Mike started woodworking soon after he graduated from dental school. He learned basic skills using the shop of a friend who got him interested.

More of his wood-turnings can be seen on his website:
Breezy Hill Turning