twisted vase - limed ash

My primary focus is on turning non-round segmented wood objects on the lathe. The combination of unique off-axis geometries, wood textures and grain patterns provides a dramatic departure from traditional round wood-turned objects. I live in Knoxville, Tennessee. I developed my interest in non-round (also known as off-axis) wood turning during an Arrowmont course entitled "Round is so Over-Rated" taught by Art Liestman and Barbara Dill in 2012. A later Arrowmont course in segmented turning taught by Curt Theobald in 2014 further developed my techniques. I am the Past President of the East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild (juried member), a member of the Smoky Mountain Woodturners, the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) and a juried artist at the Appalachian Arts and Craft Center near Norris, TN, where I display items for sale. Several of my twisted segmented works were jury-selected for the East Tennessee Master Woodworkers Show in November 2013, 2015 and 2017. Two of of my off-axis turnings were selected for the “Arts in the Airport Exhibition” at the Knoxville McGhee Tyson airport during the Spring/Summer of 2016 and an additional two were selected for the Spring/Summer of 2017. I will be presenting a class on off-center turning at the Appalachian Center for Craft in May 2018. I have been a wood turner for seven years.

- Brian Horais

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