Monthly featured Artist

Matt Hirvonen

This month we recognize yet another turner who is making the most of retirement by exploring the boundaries of the possible in his work. A scientist’s inquisitive nature is evident in the broad array of well executed forms, techniques, styles and use of color found in Matt’s album. Keep on transforming that Michigan firewood, Matt!

The WoW family is fortunate to have Matt as an active and contributing member and is pleased to honor him as the Artist of the Month for May 2021.

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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