Artists and Makers – Wood
When I moved back to the Philadelphia area in 1981, I was quite familiar with the Wharton Esherick Museum in Paoli and it continues to be a great source of inspiration. The Center for Art and Wood and the James A. Michener Art Museum are two institutions that began during my time here and have grown into really important influences with their exhibitions and programming. The Philadelphia area is so rich in craft and it makes the area so vital to all of us who are immersed in it.
Quote and Banner Image by Mark Sfirri
Pezzano maintains and relies heavily on craft practices mixed with humor and pathos to define his work.
Ostrov’s work ranges from functional to sculptural, and includes wood-bending techniques and the integration of other materials.
My process is fairly direct. I cut and carve on the band saw, using mostly poplar and pine to make toys.
I make furniture and sculpture primarily in wood. Lathe turning is a specialty of mine often combined with carving.
Michael Kehs is a self-taught, expert craftsman who has been turning and carving wood for 27 years.
Carpenter is a contemporary artist who designs and creates both functional and sculptural works using wood as her primary material.