Artichoke by Beth Ireland

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Artichoke by Beth Ireland
350.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jun 11 @ 16:24UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Beth Ireland
Roslindale, Massachusetts

8" x 4" x 4"

Carved artichoke for the top of a newell post, or architectural detail.

Artist’s Note
“This piece is a type of pattern carving I often have to do in my shop.”

Artist Statement
“My work reflects my life as a professional craftsman and artist. I have always loved the meditative act of turning a pile of balusters, newel posts, columns or bowls. I am enthralled with the meaning we place on objects, whether it is a trinket given by a loved one that becomes magic through time and memory, a tool that performs a function, or an archeological object that reflects the life and skill of a maker from another time. These investigations inspire me to create. I am committed to promote the act of making in our culture, and see empowering people through teaching as another aspect of creating.”

About Beth Ireland
Beth Ireland earned an undergraduate degree from the State University College at Buffalo, and an MFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art. She has been running her company, Beth Ireland Woodworking, since 1983. Her business provides woodworking with a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning. Since 2010, Ireland has been involved in a traveling art/craft project entitled Turning Around America. She also teaches the 3-month Professional Woodturning Intensive at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. She lives and works in Roslindale MA.

Learn More: bethireland.net www.turningaroundamerica.com