"I have a fascination with merging the organic and the industrial, the natural and the machine-made. That's what sparks my passion for woodturning."
OTI Rose Cup Award
The biannual Ornamental Turners International symposium was held in Denver, CO, September 2016, where Salesin was awarded the Rose Cup for best rose engine turning. The piece entitled "Jump Shot" was made from a single piece of cocobolo turned entirely on an Armbruster rose engine lathe.
Flashback | Fast Forward
This exhibition features two works from each artist— one from a past Center exhibition alongside a new piece. Each of the us shares our thoughts on the older work and being included in the Center exhibitions along with how the new piece reflects our evolving ideas, creative processes and techniques. Exhibit website
Patterns Exhibit and Auction
"Wave Theory III" was sold in Atlanta at the American Association of Woodturners Symposium auction benefit for the AAW's Professional Outreach Program.
Core-upted in New Book
Salesin's piece "Core-upted" is featured in Robin Wood's CORES Recycled, a new book of select artists who took to the challenge of reworking Wood's pole lathe offcuts into new pieces of art. The book includes more than 240 color photos of the work that formed the exhibition created by The Center for Art in Wood. More: Exhibit website | Shiffer book website | Amazon.com
I create contemporary art through original, engaging and beautiful turned wood objects.
Using centuries old lathes, tools and techniques, I design individually crafted hand-made objects.
- Flashback | Fast Forward. The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA. Now through December 2016. Exhibit website
- Bartram’s Boxes Remix. Travelling exhibit through April 2017 including: Philadelphia, PA, Wausau, WI, Highlands, NC, Indiana, PA, Lehigh, PA (9/16-12/16), Brockton, MA (1/21-4/16). Exhibition website
Q & A