156, 2014 | Steve Sinner, Iowa and Joe Meirhaeghe, Illinois

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156, 2014 | Steve Sinner, Iowa and Joe Meirhaeghe, Illinois
750.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Jun 15 @ 18:22UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Maple, ink | 10.1 x 3.75 x 3.75 in/25.7 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm

About Steve Sinner:
Steve Sinner Born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1942, Steve’s early interest in woodworking led to a degree in Industrial Education from Iowa State University, followed by a 33-year career in industry and social services facilities management. Woodworking was a hobby, concentrating on furniture and clocks. In 1975, he read Dale Nish’s Creative Woodturning, which sparked what has become a passionate interest in artistic woodturning.

His works are found in museums, galleries, and collections from New York to California and have been featured in art and craft publications in the United States, England and Australia. In addition to woodturning, Steve plays bass clarinet in the Bettendorf Park Band and the Quad City Wind Ensemble and was a nationally certified fire service instructor and volunteer firefighter for over thirty years. He has taught and demonstrated in numerous art and craft schools, clubs, and symposiums. (From Bereskin Art Gallery website).

About Joe Meirhaeghe
Joe was born in Moline, Illinois and grew up on a farm outside Woodhull, Illinois, and had a passion for woodworking from an early age.

On the farm there was always wood and tools available for experimentation, and he was introduced to the wood lathe at age 12 by a friend of his father’s. He was immediately fascinated at seeing a block of wood spinning at a high rate of speed and the wood chips flying. His Dad’s friend showed him a few basic cuts and he was instantly hooked; he went back to turn whenever he could. He enjoyed it so much that he bought his first lathe at age 14 with money saved from a part time summer job.

As an adult, Joe bought a shop full of wood working tools and started building furniture and cabinetry. After hobby woodworking for over 25 yrs he met Steve Sinner and was introduced to turned wood art. Joe had never looked at anything made of wood as art before, and after seeing Steve’s work, he wanted to know much more about it –the technical aspects of turning, from start to finish, to allow him to produce quality turnings. Joe learned many skills and techniques under an apprenticeship of sorts with Steve.

Joe’s passion for wood has now turned in an artistic direction. He primarily focuses on hollow vessel using native Midwestern woods such as walnut, cherry, hickory, and maple. He also enjoys incorporating acrylics, bone and pyrography into some his work.

While Joe has his own studio and does his own work, he also continues to work with Steve Sinner. In Steve's studio they work together on collaborative works that they have shown in juried art shows and sell in galleries.