Bert Marsh and Friends is a Secondary Market exhibition of works by the late “Grand Master of English Woodturning”, Bert Marsh. The exhibition also includes pieces by several of Bert’s friends, many of whom he mentored over the years. Consisting of over 65 pieces turned in the early to mid 1990’s, there has not been a collection on the market of Bert’s work that has the depth and quality as is presented in this exhibition.

Bert Marsh’s passing in May of 2011 was quite sudden, leaving the turning world in mourning at the loss of one of its finest. Bert once said: “Achieving success as a wood turner has not been easy, but there is no secret to my success. It has come about through hard work and a passion for the material, a desire for perfection, years of experience and a natural ability to manipulate both tools and machines, which I was lucky to have been born with”. Bert Marsh and Friends is a tribute to his hard work and passion and a rare opportunity to once again, enjoy the works of “The Grand Master of English Woodturning”.

In the genre of James Prestini and Bob Stocksdale, Bert Marsh merges perfect, elegant form with richly figured woods. The pieces could be described as minimal, and yet, they are full of depth and surprise. Marsh takes full advantage of the woods inherent traits as a once living material. By using classic vessel forms as his canvas, he is able to reveal the best in each piece of wood, whether it be the natural bark inclusions or the fine painterly grain patterns.

Each vessel in this collection moves beyond its smooth lines and flowing curves to radiate a timeless beauty that transcends even its own material and speaks directly to the viewer. del Mano is truly honored to have the opportunity to share this fine collection with you.

Ray Leier

Bert Marsh • Alan Cunningham

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Current Exhibition
Bert Marsh
Bert Marsh
March 1 - April 4
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