Monthly featured Artist

Michael Alguire

Michael Alguire is a lifelong native New Mexican who began wood turning in 2013 making pens and small ornaments. His passion has grown, and his art now includes intricate hollow forms, bowls, vases, abstract art pieces, basket illusions and intricate pierced and colored work.

A trained machinist, Michael clearly understands the mechanical aspects of his art, although he has had no formal training in the arts. His creativity comes from within, from seeing a piece of wood in its raw state and imaging the possibilities.

Michael has won multiple awards for his work, including his pieces called “basket illusions.” including Best in Show and several 1st and 2nd Place ribbons at the New Mexico State Fair from 2014-2016.

Michael lives on a small farm in Datil, New Mexico with Patricia, two sons and two daughters.

The World of Woodturners is proud to have Michael as a member and to feature him as Artist of the Month for June, 2019

The World of Woodturners site (WoW) originated in November, 2001. At its start it was the only interactive site where woodturners could post photos and descriptions of their work and engage in discussion about their art. WoW members think of themselves as a family. They are artists who have become friends and who willingly share their talents and skills. This is a place where the novice freely mixes with the seasoned professional in an atmosphere of shared respect. No one is anonymous and everyone uses their own name. From this venue has arisen some incredible art, some of which can be seen in the public gallery. Enjoy this display of fine work. Access to the site itself is at no cost, by obtaining a membership invitation from an existing WoW family member or contacting site administration at Include your name and a brief description of your woodturning experience in the message.

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