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Turning Wood Into Art 2008

09/12/2007, By

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This is the fifth exhibition of Turned Wood at Sarah Myerscough Fine Art and the richness and inventiveness of these exquisite objects continues to astound and enthral the viewer. Once again they have selected the leading International artists, but this year alongside the renowned American Wood Turners they will be focusing on Ireland's foremost Wood Turner, Liam Flynn.

In 2005, Liam was awarded the first bursary offered by the Crafts Council of Ireland. His unique hollow-form vessels are recognised as world class. He now exhibits internationally in both the USA and Europe and has been represented in prestigious shows, such as Sculptural Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) in Chicago and New York.

They will also display a spectacular collection of new pieces from the French artist, Marc Ricourt. From a Fine Art background, he combines the traditional vessel form with conceptual and sculptural concerns. His successful International shows include Chicago, Los Angeles, Geneva, Paris and Luxembourg.

During the exhibition, John Jordan will be visiting from Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss his work. He explains, I am connected to the material of wood as a potter is connected to the clay its what I do and who I am. His pieces are turned, finely carved and organic in form, evoking a budding flower or fallen seed pod. He uses spalted wood to create a rich pattern across the softly hewn surface.

They would like to thank Hana and Brian Smouha, passionate collectors of Turned Wood, for their continued support and invite you to join them to this series of shows celebrating the achievements of this talented group of artists working in wood.

11th January to 2nd February
Sarah Myerscough Fine Art
15-16 Brooks Mews
+44 (0)20 7495 0069

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