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JON SAUER

b. 1949, San Francisco, California

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Royal Cultural Center, Jedda, Saudi Arabia

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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

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2011 Inside & Outside The Box, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997-10 Turned Wood-Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Restful Places: Cremations Urns and Memorial Objects, AAW Gallery of Wood Art,

St. Paul, MN

2008 Rose Engines & Kings, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

2007 Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, New York, NY

New Works, Nina Bliese Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Expressions In Wood, Copperwood Artware, Orange, CA

2006 Our Turn Now: Artists Speak Out in Wood, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

2005 Wood Form & Function, Folk Tree Collection, Pasadena, CA

Artists’ Reflections, Woodturning Center, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

2003 A Tribute to Rude Osolnik: An Exhibition of Contemporary Turned Wood, Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design, Louisville, KY

2002 Branching Out: Contemporary Wood Turning in 2002, Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA

2001-02 Wood Turning in North America since 1930, Touring

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

2000 Artful Wood: Selections from the Irving & Mari Lipton Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1999 Forms in Wood, Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, MA

1997 Turned for Use, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

1995 Redefining the Lathe - Turned Object III, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Put A Lid On It, Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, MA

1994 Challenge V: International Lathe - Turned Objects, Philip & Muriel

Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

Wooden Boxes & Lidded Containers, Galerie für angewandte Kunst, Munich, Germany

1993 Art from the Lathe, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE

Bay Area Wood Turners, The Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Past and Present - Ongoing Traditions in American Craft Art, Mitchell Museum, Evansville Museum of Art & Science, Evansville, IN

Redefining the Lathe - Turned Object, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Lathe-Turned Objects Defined III: Functional and Sculptural, Society of Arts & Crafts,

Boston, MA

Solo Exhibition, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991-92 Challenge IV Tour, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Northern Arizona University, Art Museum Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ

University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2001 Wood Turning in North America Since 1930. Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

1999 Contemporary Turned Wood: New Perspectives in a Rich Tradition. Leier, Ray; Peters, Jan & Wallace, Kevin. Hand Books Press, Madison, WI.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I first became interested in woodturning in 1968. I enjoy creating objects with a purpose. Each piece of work is a one-of-a-kind to satisfy the physical needs of the user.

My work is ever changing, and I strive to create something extraordinary. There is joy and satisfaction in seeing a new form evolve. The natural grain and figure patterns of the wood always produce a striking new design. To take a raw material, change its shape, and create beauty of form brings purpose to my life.

Born 1949 in San Francisco, I live in Pacifica, California and maintain a studio/workshop at my home. I am self-taught and started turning wood in 1968. Woodworking became serious in 1978, with exposure to exotic wood.

My current turnings are done on an antique ornamental lathe made in 1868 by the Holzapfel Family. The ornamentation to the turning is done manually by indexing the work and carving it with a small revolving cutter. These cutters are held in cutting frames vertical, horizontal and circular to the work piece. The wood used must be very hard and tightly grained. These woods are Cocobolo, Blackwood, Crocus, Kingwood, Ebony, etc. In 1868, they used Ivory as the turning medium.

The turning of spinning tops has excited me and others who enjoy playing with toys. Life is also having a bit of fun.

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