Posts Tagged ‘wood’

michael bauermeister

Michael Bauermeister, a master woodworker says “Wood has become my voice and my language. Over years spent making things both useful and useless out of wood the physical work of sawing, carving, turning, and polishing has become my contemplation. The real effort is in figuring out what to make next. Sometimes the wood itself makes a suggestion. Sometimes I work just to keep my hands occupied. And sometimes it all comes together into a kind of wooden poem.”

I am fascinated by the surface of this linden and tinted lacquer piece by Michael. I may try something similar by tranlating the web like quality of the surface into black and white and then etching copper into positive and negative spaces. I had planned on packing my etching supplies until after the move, but I am giving a presentation on etching metal with electricity next month and need some prep time. This would be a wonderful example of the myriad of opportunities that etching offers.

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mioMio Studio is a collaboration between two artists. Recycling rough materials into miniature sculptures meant to be worn, Mio Studio crafts new life from exotic hardwoods and metals. Artists Mayra Orama Muñiz and Erica Millner hand carve and sand each piece from start to finish, using their years of experience to meld remnants together into clean, modern designs.

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Alex Henderson is another jeweler who works with an unconventional jewelry material…wood. “Henderson Dry Goods is the work of Vancouver industrial designer Alex Henderson. Her medium is primarily wood, used in a myriad of wasy…from jewelry to items of home decor; mirrors, clocks, mobiles and dioramas.” This striking cuff from her Art Deco series is laser-etched and composed of several layers of walnut veneer and gold leaf. 

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