Joel Hunnicutt (artist photo)

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Large Maple Vase

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Open segment hollow form

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Large form

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Basket

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Blue Teal bottle form

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Small open vase

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Double gourd form

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Artist Profile Joel Hunnicutt

Joined: February 1st, 2013
Website: www.joelhunnicutt.com

I am a wood artist focused on the shape, color, and design of the vessel.  The primary technique I use is called "segmented" turning.  This is a process of precisely cutting and assembling small pieces of wood, often 3 or more species, and turning them to a final shape on the wood lathe.  The use of this technique allows me great flexibility in designing shapes that would be extremely difficult or impossible to create from solid wood.

 

My goal is to  generate the flowing feeling of glass in the organic medium of wood.  Pieces are typically finished in lacquer.  Often I use dyes in the lacquer to create a rainbow of color, not generally associated with wood.