Catherine Van Giap - fish panel
Catherine Van Giap
William Smith
William Smith
Jill Crowther
Jill Crowther
Shelly Perkins
Shelly Perkins
Harbour by Lorenzo Gavarini
Lorenzo Gavarini

Kim Davis

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Artwork for Kim Davis

Spalted Beech Bowl

Red Mallee Burr

Goncalo Alves Sculptural Platter

Maple Burr Enclosed Pot

Figured Camphor Platter

Limed Ash Vase

Goldfield Mallee Burr

Canarywood Platter

Details

Telephone: 
07496 716212
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I would describe my work as producing unique turned wooden vessels and objects exposing the natural beauty of native and exotic hardwoods.
I create vessels and objects that have the clean, calm lines of a timeless form, inspired by many ceramic shapes. I like to use the intrinsic beauty of the native and exotic woods I use to produce tactile shapes which have function at the same time as transcending into unique pieces of art by using the woods natural organic traits.
Why? Driven by passion to produce the perfect bowl.
My working philosophy is ‘from the hands of the artist to the heart of the beholder’.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

It enables me to express myself and be who I am.
Being an artist means having the freedom of thought to create what I wish to create when I wish to create it, with hopefully someone at the end of the process to understand and like what I am creating enough to bring them enjoyment.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Artistic Woodturner

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

Studio Maker, member of The Artists' Gallery at Ludlow Food Centre

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

After going to Woodturning evening classes in 1979, followed by an interruption of 35 years, by career and life, I took up woodturning again in 2014.
I am self-taught and having great fun with it. Both my parents were competent artists, which gave me an upbringing in an artistic environment.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Exhibited at Art in Penallt,
a regular with H-Art
He also has stands at various Craft fairs and contemporary craft shows.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Member of The Artists, Gallery at Ludlow Food Centre

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