Vessel – Wooden Sculpture by David Ellsworth

David Ellsworth

$6,500.00

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.

  • Redwood lace burl; turned
  • 10″ x 12″
  • This piece will be shipped after the close of the show on September 22, 2019
  • Shipping cost TBD
  • Made in 1989

Over the past forty-five years, David Ellsworth has become known as one of the  premier designers of turned wooden vessel forms. As an educator, he helped pioneer the American Association of Woodturners in 1985, has run his own school of woodturning in his private studio since 1990, has taught throughout the western world, and has worked to help advance the field of woodturning as a legitimate art form within the Decorative Arts.

His work is included in the permanent collections of forty-four museums, including Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; The White House, Victoria; and Albert Museum, London, England.

He is a Fellow and former Trustee of the American Craft Council and has received fellowship awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and the PEW Fellowship for the Arts. In 2009, he was elected by the James A. Renwick Alliance of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC to receive the prestigious “Master of the Medium” award in wood. He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of  Woodturners.