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Ellsworth on Woodturning: How a Master Creates Bowls, Pots, and Vessels Contributor(s): Ellsworth, David (Author)

Ellsworth on Woodturning: How a Master Creates Bowls, Pots, and Vessels Contributor(s): Ellsworth, David (Author)

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Ellsworth on Woodturning: How a Master Creates Bowls, Pots, and Vessels
Contributor(s): Ellsworth, David (Author)

ISBN: 1565233778    EAN: 9781565233775
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing 
US SRP: $29.95 US  
Binding: Paperback
Copyright Date: 2008
Pub Date: November 01, 2008
Physical Info: 0.65" H x 10.99" L x 8.51" W (2.06 lbs) 247 pages
David Ellsworth is the grandfather of the wood art movement and Ellsworth on Woodturning is the book woodturners worldwide have been waiting for. With this first-ever book from the grandmaster of woodturning, woodworkers and artists can learn to replicate his highly evolved techniques and signature style. Step-by-step directions and crisp, absorbing photos show exactly how Ellsworth creates an open bowl, a natural-edged bowl, and an astounding hollow vessel featuring a tiny opening and coin-thin walls. In sharing his vision, Ellsworth reveals not only his techniques, but the power of the creative process-the feeling of direct engagement with the wood that develops an artist from each project to the next. For anyone new to the lathe, Ellsworth on Woodturning provides expert tips for getting started. Intermediate and advanced turners will appreciate advice on everything from working with green wood to design to tool making and sharpening. Best of all, stunning color photographs of Ellsworth's work will inspire artists to unlock the natural beauty in wood. "His work overturned all the deeply help traditions of functionality that had defined turning. For the first time, woodturners were seeing themselves as artists." - Terry Martin & Kevin Wallace, New Masters of Woodturning "A brilliant exposition of the art of woodturning by the premier writer, teacher, and practitioner of the art. It's clear complete, and superbly illustrated." - Jane and Arthur Mason, wood art collectors

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Over the past thirty years, the field of woodturning has grown immensely in numbers and in its creative range. Today, wood-turned art resides in the finest galleries while its reputation as a craft sits on the loftiest perch. At the forefront of this creative movement was David Ellsworth, a wood-art pioneer who revolutionized woodturning and helped elevate the craft into a legitimate art form by creating thin-walled hollow vessels that were as light as eggshells. "David Ellsworth...revolutionized the craft by creating a series of 'bent' tools that make it possible to produce thin-walled hollow forms...(His) investigations and innovations of technique, of material, and of concept-the channeling of ideas through the medium - have laid the foundation of the studio woodturning movement on which future craftspeople will build and broaden." - Jo Lauria & Steven Fenton, Craft in America
Contributor Bio:Ellsworth, David
Over the last three decades, David Ellsworth has earned a reputation as a premier designer of turned wooden vessels and is credited with being the first person to develop practical methods for creating eggshell-thin hollow forms. Ellsworth used his previous experience at the potter's wheel to revolutionize the craft of woodturning, and introduced a new contemporary art form to the world. His work is included in numerous private collections and museums throughout the United States. He is a Fellow of the American Craft Council, and has received fellowship awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and the PEW Fellowship for the Arts. Ellsworth is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Woodturners and the Collectors of Wood Art. He travels the country teaching his signature turning methods, and runs a private woodturning school at his home and studio in Bucks County, PA.
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