Bulb Boxes – Wooden Sculpture by Joshua Salesin

Joshua Salesin

$3,300.00

This piece is part of WOODn’t You Like to Know, the current exhibition in the Folk Art Center’s Main Gallery.

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Description

This piece is part of WOODn’t You Like to Know, the current exhibition in the Folk Art Center’s Main Gallery.  This exceptional selection of wooden sculpture has been curated by John Hill, the exhibition coordinator of the American Association of Woodturners.

  • American hardwoods, exotic hardwoods; traditional turning techniques
  • Largest – 4.5” x 2.75”
  • Sold as set of 5
  • This piece will be shipped after the close of the show on September 22, 2019
  • Shipping cost TBD
  • Made in 2019

A collection of American hardwood vessels combined with exotic hardwood enclosures in the shape of a light bulb. These whimsical and functional boxes are perfect for storing a secret message and feature an ornamental turned medallion on the inside of the lid. They are part of a series that explores a wide range of woods and size.

  • Juniper (California) / Ziricote (Mexico)
  • Holly (California) / Lignum Vitae (Argentina)
  • Yellow Cedar Burl (Alaska) / Rosewood (Brazil)
  • Buckeye Burl (California) / Blackwood (Africa)
  • Figured Maple (Oregon) / Mun Ebony (Vietnam)

“Much of the enjoyment of what I do comes from combining traditional turning techniques that date back hundreds if years with the challenge of producing unique, engaging and beautiful contemporary designs. I utilize an ornamental lathe that is more than 180 years old with only a few updates to the cutters and lathe spindle drive (although there are still times I prefer to treadle or hand operate it instead). For  additional capabilities, I also use a rosette lathe, a method of turning that dates back more than 500 years. Together, the possibilities are endless. My fascination with merging the organic and the industrial, the natural and the machine-made feeds my passion for woodturning.”