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Revolving Techniques
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1992 Exhibition Catalogue
Organized by the Wood Turning Center, and hosted by the Michener Museum, in Doylestown, PA, this exhibition highlighted artists and crafts persons working in a variety of mediums, but sharing one common technique: each worked with a material while it was revolving. Methods ranged from rolling materials by hand to using the potter's wheel, revolving glass blow pipe, and/or metal and wood lathe.
Art of Wood Turning
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This catalogue of the 1983 exhibit organized by the American Craft Council explores the history of lathe-turned objects, from its origin in ancient Egypt to the birth of the modern studio movement in the 1970's.
Black and white photographs and illustrations accompany an essay by Christopher Wilk.
Wood Now
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Wood Now
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Singularly and together, the artists in Wood Now demonstrate a meaningful and soulful exploration of wood�s creative potential. Wood Now reflects how wood artists Christian Burchard, Robyn Horn, Stoney Lamar, George Peterson, Michael Peterson, and Grant Vaughan have grown and how superbly they express their deepest thoughts and ideas through turning, carving and finishing. Catalogue to accompany the 2004-5 exhibit.

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Magic Realism: Material Illusions
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Magic Realism: Material Illusions
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The Center's newest publication documents "Magic Realism: Material Illusions" an exhibition conceived by independent curator Robin Rice, a member of the Wood Turning Center's professional Exhibition Committee. This unusual exhibition presents the work of 18 artists who utilize wood, clay, glass, metal and other materials to embody their visions and illusions. Robin's work on this exhibition was partially supported by an Individual Artist Fellowship grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. This catalog captures the technical and imagination of the artists, in a thought provoking design by Dan Saal, who designed the "Challenge VII: dysFUNctional" catalog which won an American Association of Museums 2009 Design Award.

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Michael Brolly: Cradle to cradle
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Michael Brolly: Cradle to cradle
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This full-color, illustrated monograph chronicles the past twenty years of Michael Brolly�s work. Brolly, a wood turner, is considered one of the most innovative and creative figures working in his craft today. Included are pieces from the Erie exhibition, along with some others; all photography by David Haas. Glenn Adamson, curator for Chipstone Foundation through which he prepares exhibits for Milwaukee Art Museum, and extensively published writer on the art of wood turning, examines the art historical significance of Brolly�s work. Also included is an introduction by Erie Art Museum director, John Vanco, as well as an artist�s statement.

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Your Personal Hang-ups Member Price
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“I am interested in your personal hang-ups: Not your lifetime neuroses but your (ideal) hat, coat and/or clothes tree or hanger, wall hooks, free standing pole, rack, stand or small wall system. With this invitation Gail M. Brown, an independent curator, challenged artists to create inventive forms for an exhibition at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. The resulting sculptures by 38 artists ranged from a straightforward coat rack to a four-foot apartment house riding on a fish, from a scepter-like paean to Joan Miro to a “four eyes nun-backed chair,” and from a bird house to a wall-mounted seat and desktop. The artists used a wide range of woods, from the ordinary to the exotic, as well as rubber, steel, and gold-plated brass. The works project grace, intelligence, whimsy, humor, and serious craft.

Size: 9″x 6″ | 58 color images | 96 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348112 | Binding: hard cover

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Hardcover
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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Hardcover

'Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy.'

So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.

This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. ISBN-13: 978-0060256654


Make Your Own Walking Sticks: How to Craft Canes and Staffs from Rustic to Fancy
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Make Your Own Walking Sticks: How to Craft Canes and Staffs from
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Make Your Own Walking Sticks: How to Craft Canes and Staffs from Rustic to Fancy
Step-by-step directions, helpful sidebars, and detailed patterns provide the necessary instructions for woodworkers to create more than 15 different and unique canes and walking sticks. Educating crafters on the best types of wood to use, what materials are needed, and basic techniques and hardware, this sourcebook presents projects for beginners�such as a bark on pine walking stick�as well as sophisticated works. Readers will also find an impressive photo gallery featuring works from the private collection of Albert LeCoff, executive director of the Wood Turning Center in Philadelphia.

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Robyn Horn: Union of Souls
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Your Personal Hang-ups
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“I am interested in your personal hang-ups: Not your lifetime neuroses but your (ideal) hat, coat and/or clothes tree or hanger, wall hooks, free standing pole, rack, stand or small wall system. With this invitation Gail M. Brown, an independent curator, challenged artists to create inventive forms for an exhibition at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. The resulting sculptures by 38 artists ranged from a straightforward coat rack to a four-foot apartment house riding on a fish, from a scepter-like paean to Joan Miro to a “four eyes nun-backed chair,” and from a bird house to a wall-mounted seat and desktop. The artists used a wide range of woods, from the ordinary to the exotic, as well as rubber, steel, and gold-plated brass. The works project grace, intelligence, whimsy, humor, and serious craft.

Size: 9″x 6″ | 58 color images | 96 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348112 | Binding: hard cover