About The Artist
John Beaver • Pacific Palisades, CA
Wood • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
In 2009 John began experimenting with a lathe he had inherited. Having always lived near the ocean, he was inspired to bring the motion and rhythm of the waves to a round object. The exploration of that concept led to the “wavy” design which is still the signature element of his work today. The technical genesis of John’s work is his ability to deconstruct a turned vessel, add, remove or modify the elements, and reassemble the piece while maintaining grain and wall alignment.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My work usually begins by placing a log on a lathe and turning a vessel. That vessel is then cut apart, elements are added, modified or removed, and then reassembled.