AAW Symposium 2014

Thought I would take a minute to show everyone the pieces I will be taking down to the AAW Symposium in Phoenix this year. This is my first time in the Instant Gallery at a symposium. These won’t be for sale because I have an opportunity to be represented at the Vandusen Gardens this summer and these pieces will be highlighted. All three pieces employ multi-axis turning.

Ragtime 1

“Ragtime!” is an older piece but one of our favourites. Maple about 22″ tall.

Lau Chuang is in honour of my friend John Stubbs, a western Oriental calligraphy Master

“Lau Chuang” (Old John) after my friend John Stubbs, is an older piece but representative of my familiar colouring technique. John Stubbs – a westrerner – is a highly regarded Oriental calligraphy Master. Black walnut, maple and soapstone, about 8″ x 14″.

Exile 1 Exile 7 Exile 4

“Exile” is a new piece using a rock illusion technique I learned from Art Liestman. The title and concept for “Exile” came to me onĀ  bike trip a couple of years ago when I was riding and enjoying the fact that I was back in the saddle after so many years. There was a time that I longed to ride but thought I never would again in my life. I had been in exile, but no more! The picture is of a road in southern Nevada, a classic view of which I will never tire. This piece took a couple of months on and off to complete. Maple, standing about 20″ tall.

About Ed Pretty

I am a professional woodturner, specializing in gallery work, commercial work, teaching and demonstrating. I have been turning since 1958, so... a long time. I use this site to present my work to the public at large and to let people know that I am available for teaching private lessons in woodturning. Wood turning is one of my passions (the other is motorcycle touring). It is my desire to pass on everything that I have learned over the years to others so that the craft of woodturning will grow.
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