Monthly Archives: August 2014
Our next collaboration is adding a touch of glass to our turnings, exploring the potential of combined mediums has been our passion for some time. We have finally began to make it happen! Inspired by classes taken by turner Eric Saperstein a few years ago at East Falls Glassworks in Philadelphia, we are working with … Continue reading
A little sneak peek into an upcoming collaboration – pending for debut at our Fortuna Fine Arts show pending in New York City we are partnering with artist and coppersmith Steven Bradway. Steve will be working on a series of copper floral and vine work to intertwine with our turned bowls and vases. Steve Bradway, … Continue reading
Spinning this manzanita plank was an amazing experience. Creating a plank bowl means concentration, turning where there is nothing to turn while the material spins like a prop in front of you. There is no other bowl like this, as there are very few perfect planks of manzanita to make them!
The world keeps turning so we keep turning. We’ve been having fun with the newly upgraded lathe, taking advantage of the extra horsepower. Turning is a a chance for us to go free range as artists. Producing an ongoing supply of signed artwork bowls tailored to, well, whatever we want to do! We’re not going … Continue reading
This isn’t really an article, its showing off a few snapshots of the creative process.
Just released “From Brush to Bowl” illustrates the transition of a 70.5lb manzanita burl blank into a truly individual bowl. The size and mass of this spinning chunk of scrub tree root brought out the challenge in turning. The mastery of manzanita madness may take years, but we’re determined to get there. Every turning brings … Continue reading
Artisans of the Valley is proud that our turnings are now available at the Olana Museum Store. Olana State Historic Site, the home and studio of eminent Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, is a historic site administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Taconic Region. It … Continue reading
Welcome to Artisans Turnings – Artisans Turnings is a feature website for artistic turnings produced by Artisans of the Valley. Although incorporated into furniture making turning traverses well beyond the barriers of table legs, finials, and spindles. Master Craftsmen Michael Pietras and Eric M. Saperstein decided to create this site dedicated to their personally spun … Continue reading