Vessel #4100 – Wooden Sculpture by Avelino Samuel

Avelino Samuel


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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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.

  • Mahogany; turned, carved
  • 19″ x 11″ x 11″
  • This piece will be shipped after the close of the show on September 22, 2019
  • Shipping cost TBD
  • Made in 2015

“I try to create objects that showcase the beauty of wood through different shapes, finishes and surfaces. Sometimes, this is experienced by allowing the material to be the dominant voice; in other instances, the material (wood) is worked to accent its character.  This may take the form of carving, burning or coloring…all in an effort to create an object that appeals to the eye and tactile senses.”

Avelino Samuel was born and raised in Coral Bay, St. John. In this lush, tropical setting he became acquainted with native trees and learned first-hand to appreciate their beauty and usefulness to humankind. He enrolled at the then College of the Virgin Islands and later transferred to North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts. Later, he earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial Education from Eastern Michigan University and returned to St. John where he taught for the past 30 years. For the past ten years, he has  participated at the American Association of Woodturners’ Youth Turning Program as an Assistant and Presenter (2004 and 2008) and has presented at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN), John C. Campbell Folk School (NC) and at the Ohio Valley Symposium in Cincinnati. He has conducted demonstrations in Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia (in Washington state); Portland, OR and Charlotte, NC. Avelino has been selected to participate in 2013 as a presenter for Turners Without Borders in Tanzania,  Africa.