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Chuck Sawyer

Artist

My name is Chuck Sawyer and my passion is creating works of art on my lathe. Using crotches, burls, root segments and other
pieces with exotic grain character, I sculpt hollowed wood forms
from indigenous species. Wood used in my turnings generally comes from trees damaged by storms, disease or construction
activities. Letting the character of the wood guide my sculpting
process, I allow my instincts to release the beauty of nature trapped within the raw materials, bringing out the beauty of
woods in a manner that respects the inherent grain and natural aging processes of the wood.

Over the years, my work has been featured at the Second Biennial National Exhibition of the American Association of Woodturners, the Fallingwater Museum Shop, the Boulevard Gallery, ArborAid, reGenerations, Earth Day
Artist Market, and Art for Change 2016-2019.

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