2007 - 2004

older news

Pattern Bowl - Osage Orange

My Design Secrets Feature

1 Dec 2007In print, Works

"My Design Secrets – Decorating with Orange adds Zest" features my osage orange pattern bowl. The author Lorrie Brown notes, "A beautiful bowl on your foyer table makes a statement to guests as they enter your front door."

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Woodturning Magazine Feature

1 Oct 2007Accolades, Works

The Fall 2007 issue of American Woodturner magazine includes the article "Instant Gallery – Favorites from Portland" in which my work is shown among several turners whose pieces were selected for discussion during the Instant Gallery critique at the national woodturnering symposium in Portland, Oregon.

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AAW Symposium Selection

29 Jun 2007Accolades, Exhibits, Works

From over 1300 pieces at the American Association of Woodturner's 2007 Symposium Instant Gallery, "Cosmic Burst," along with approximately 20 other pieces, was selected for critique. Well-known turners Stephen Hogbin and Michael Brolly selected and discussed the work stating, "I think this is stunning work, quite extraordinary to look into, the rippled edge, the pattern inside and outside, it all just sings."

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American Woodturner Feature

1 Apr 2007In Print, Works

The Spring 2007 issue of American Woodturner magazine includes the article "It's a Small World" in which my work is shown among thirteen ornamental turners who share recent work created using ornamental turning lathes.

Mandala Cup

Artful Life Feature

21 Jun 2006In Print, Works

An excerpt from the article "Miniature Art Shows Wood Turning at its Finest" by Toni Sikes, founder of The Guild states: "My current favorite miniature-maker is Joshua Salesin who works in the great tradition of wood turners. Carving intricate forms and designs in very small pieces of wood requires the utmost patience and skill, something this artist has in spades! The result is wood turning at its best – intricately crafted vessels to be admired, touched, examined, and coveted."

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Best of California Feature

16 May 2006In Print, Works

The "Pierced Box Set" was selected for Kennedy Publishing's Best of California - Artists & Artisans book. This is part of a series of spectacular, high quality, large format hardcover books highlighting American artists from various states.

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Prentice-Hall Book Feature

27 Jan 2006In Print, Works

For artists and art students in all media, Prentice-Hall's 5th edition of Color, by Paul Zelanski, provides an introduction to the many different approaches of understanding color, including aesthetics, science, and psychology. Featured in the book is a photo of my "Honeycomb" Mandala Cup along with a paragraph detailing the work. View on Amazon.com

2006 Calendar

Art Calendar Feature

1 Jan 2006In Print, Works

The Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County selected "Radiant Trio" to highlight the month of March in their 2006 calendar.

500 Bracelets

Art Book Feature

28 Nov 2005In Print, Works

500 Bracelets, offers an inspiring collection of extraordinary bracelet designs. This full-color photographic collection of works features my ornamental turned "Wave Bracelet." View on Amazon.com

Pattern Bowls

Anchorage Daily News Review

29 Oct 2005In Print, Exhibit, Works

The Anchorage Daily News reviewed NemoArt Gallery's Neobotannica show in October 2005, featuring a photo of my "Pattern Bowls" and this description: "The small, delicate wood bowls give evidence to his steady, industrious hand through smooth, seamless scoops of air carved into patterns of harmonious balance. The bowls look perfectly balanced and rhythmic as if mimicking the grain within them."

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First Place Award

15 Oct 2005Accolades, Works

A set of three "Pierced Ornamental Boxes" received the jurors' first place award at Dimensions 2005, in San Luis Obispo, CA. This was the 28th annual juried exhibition of fine craft sponsored by the Central Coast Craftmakers.

Niche Award 2005

NICHE Award Finalist

18 Feb 2005Accolades

NICHE Magazine honors outstanding creative achievements of North American craft artists with the annual NICHE Awards. In 2005, I had the honor of being selected as one of four finalists in the turned wood category.

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Woodturning Magazine Feature

1 Oct 2004In Print, Works

American Woodturner, Fall 2004, features my multi-laminate urn and matching container in a full-page spread. The photo gallery of urns includes the work of ten woodturners.

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Art Book Feature

1 Sep 2004In Print, Works

500 Wood Bowls features three of my pieces. This sumptuous, full-color photographic collection details 500 masterworks from today's finest contemporary woodcraft artisans. View on Amazon.com