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JOHN BEAVER

b. 1963, Santa Barbara, California

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012 Turned Wood – Small Treasures, del Mano - A Gallery of Fine Contemporary Craft, LLC,

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2011 Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Turned Wood – Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  Hearts and Flowers Show, Folk Tree Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2010   20th Anniversary Show, Easton Gallery, Montecito, CA

Solo Exhibition, Easton Gallery, Montecito, CA  

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2012 Woodturning Magazine, Featured Artist, February.

2011 American Woodturner, Featured Artist, June.

Segmented Woodturners Association Website: Turning of the Week, January 15-22

2010 American Association of Woodturners Website:  Turning of the Week, February 23-30

Selected Awards & Professional Associations

2012 1st Place, Niche Awards

1st Place, AAW Segmented Turners "One Wood Challenge"

2011 Honorable Mention, Design in Wood

2nd Place, “Bleached Wood” Contest, American Association of Woodturners

2010 1st Place Open Form Turning, Orange County Woodworking Exhibition, Orange County Fair  

2nd Place Closed Form Turning, Orange County Woodworking Exhibition, Orange County Fair  

Industry Award, Orange County Woodworking Exhibition, Orange County Fair

2nd Place Bowl Category, Sawmill Creek Fall Turning Challenge

2009 2nd Place, “Turned Wood Egg” Contest, American Association of Woodturners

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I try to include a certain amount of “how did he do that”  into my work, while staying true to good design.  Contrast plays a very important role in my work.   I enjoy combining multiple woods of varying colors and textures or using dyes and stains to create rich contrasts, enhancing the rhythmic lines that are very much a part of my work.

I have lived my entire life either near or  in (surfing & kayaking) the Pacific Ocean.  The ocean waves with their rhythmic undulations have always fascinated me and are the inspiration for the work I have created for this exhibition.  I am constantly trying to expand on the major elements of my design, not only by contrasting lines but also by extending those elements beyond the walls of the vessel.  

How does a bowl make the transition from "functional object" to "object d'art" ? It is my hope that my rhythmic waves, placed in just the right position, will both capture your imagination and raise my bowls to that higher position.

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