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PASCAL OUDET

b. 1972, Vesoul, France

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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

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2011 Turned Wood - Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, New York, NY

New Perspectives in Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Fine Art of Wood, Arboretum, Asheville, NC

2010-11 Hot Tea!, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010-11 Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

Flora & Fauna, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition WEST, Santa Fe, NM

Dentelle en Mouvement, Ateliers d'Art de France, Paris, France

The Teapot, American Association of Woodturners Symposium, Hartford, CT

AFTAB (French Woodturning Association) 7th Traveling Exhibition, France

2009-10 Turned Wood-Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Maison Parisienne, Paris, France

La Veine, galerie l'Araucaria, Grenoble, France

Hors Serie, Ateliers d'Art de France, Paris, France

Spirit of the Southwest, American Association of Woodturners Symposium, Albuquerque, NM

Passion du Bois Wood Show, Artist-in-Residence, Grenoble, France

Turning to the Future, Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC

Spindle, AAW Symposium, Albuquerque, NM; AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN

2nd Traveling Exhibition of the Spanish Woodturners, Spain

2008 AFTAB (French Woodturning Association) 6th Traveling Exhibition, France

Artistic Turning, SEMA (Society for the Promotion of Arts & Crafts), Paris, France

Solo Exhibition, Frotey-les-Vesoul, France

DysFUNctional, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

Autour du Bois, Chapelle de l’Observance, Draguignan, France

2007 Passion du Bois Wood Show, 1st Place Award, Grenoble, France

A en perdre la boule…et pourtant elle tourne, City Hall Gallery, Yverdon, Switzerland

Turning Green, Touring

Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland OR

AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN

AFTAB (French Woodturning Association) 5th Traveling Exhibition, France

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2010 Bois tourné, vrai du faux, Ateliers d' Art Magazine n° 87, May-June 2010.

Tournage sur bois: Select 1 (book), Planet Bois editions.

2009 Woodturning Magazine. Christmas. "In Profile: Pascal Oudet."

2008 American Woodturner. Fall. “The French Connection.”

The Art of Turned Bowls: Designing Bowls with a World-Class Turner. Raffan, Richard. Taunton Press, Newtown, CT.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

I love the action sun, rain, frost, have on natural materials. In the mountains where I live, they create beautiful textures and colours on old wood on barns and on slate layers. I've also enjoyed the weathered aspect of driftwood I’ve seen during a journey in New Zealand. All these elements reveal and emphasise the inner structure of the material, and are a great source of inspiration for me.

In my pieces, I also try to work with these characteristics, playing with the grain through various surface treatments (textures, sandblasting, scorching, colours). Most of the time, I have a precise idea of the piece I want to create, and then look for the wood that will render the effect I’m after. Creating with wood allows to combine these visual and tactile feelings with a warm and natural material.

My work is primarily created on the wood lathe, but it involves more and more work done afterwards. I like experimenting new things, pushing ideas piece after piece. It sometimes open new and different paths, which I’m always excited to explore, developing special tools or techniques to reach my goals. The tool is never a limit, only the imagination.

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