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
His designs explore the use of repetition with generative and morphological software such as Rhino Grasshopper and Illustrator.
a.j. zone designs
Designer and builder Aaron Harel forges deeply textured works from up-cycled drum shells for high end spaces. each design manifests with the intention of generating calmness and order amongst randomness. balanced patterns, warm earth tones, and clean, organic-inspired design drive each one of a kind piece.
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.
John Thorell is a violinmaker who works with Fine new instruments of the violin family & Repair, restoration, and adjustment services.
Michael Brolly is a wood-turning artist who has exhibited internationally over the course of his career.
Michael Kehs is a self-taught, expert craftsman who has been turning and carving wood for 27 years.
Pluma Avis Domus
Pluma Avis Domus means feather bird house in Latin and is the brand of Roberto Roque. Described as painting and wood collages, the work is made from repurposed wood and new ply.
I combine techniques of Northern European wood carving and painting, with methodology stolen from the genres of miniature crime scenes, doll houses and historical dioramas.