Gordon Browning

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  • About This Artist

    I have been making lathe-turned, blind-hollowed vessels since 2001. Each vessel is turned from a single log section—one piece, no segments. I favor clean, full-bodied curves, a small base, and a respect for the grain that suggests the log beneath. Hold a piece sideways, rock it, the change in angle should catch your breath. Vessel walls are uniformly thin for lightness and balance, and the hole at the top is finger-tip small. The finish--tung oil or beeswax--preserves the wood's natural look and invites touch.

  • Q&A With This Artist

    A: I make lathe-turned, blind-hollowed vessels. Most of my wood is salvage; my work starts with raw logs and a chain saw. I have been working with wood from North and Central America, the Caribbean, and, after a trip to Africa, African timber.

    A:  I have worked with other materials, but I've always come back to wood. DNA, OCD ?

    A: The small hole and the small base receive a lot of attention. No one –nationally or internationally— works with a hole this small.



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