Monthly featured Artist

Larry Marley

“Larry Marley is a native Californian who has been turning for more than 20 years and specializes in segmented turning.

Larry’s segmented turning serves as a canvas for a technique he calls “marquetry for woodturning”. Unlike traditional marquetry Larry’s designs use thicker materials which allows him to incorporate marquetry, sculpting, relief carving, and inlay techniques into his woodturnings. The application of these methods result in whimsical creations which show his fine art skills and attention to detail.

His work is on permanent display in a number of Southern California museums and has won many awards.

Larry says, “I seek to use the creativity and freedom of form in woodturning to showcase the inherent beauty of wood, to learn from each piece, and to be inspired by sharing my journey with others.” Fortunately Larry shares his inspirational and entertaining art frequently on WoW.

WoW is proud to celebrate Larry Marley as Featured Artist of the Month for February 2018.”

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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