"Celebrating the Senses" by Helga Winter

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 Celebrating the Senses  by Helga Winter
500.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 14 @ 16:11UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
Helga Winter, Washington, United States
Celebrating the Senses
Wood, fabric, seaweed, acrylic paint, oil, paper transfer, lavender
8" x 8" x 8" 20.3cm x 20.3cm x 20.3cm

Artist’s note: Tea encourages simplicity, the feel of the tea bowl in the hand, the simple room design, the company of friends - all a moment of purity. The way of tea refers to the way of life; it allows oneself to be removed from the mundane daily affairs and achieve - if only short-lived - serenity and inner peace. The ideals of the Japanese Tea Ceremony motivated me to create "Celebrating the Senses".

About the artist: Helga Winter was born in Germany and came to America as a young woman to study Education. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas in Austin in 1978 and her graduate degree at Vanderbilt Peabody College in Nashville, TN in 1981. She apprenticed herself with fine furniture maker and wood carver Paul Pitts in 1982 and studied with wood turners Rude Osolnik and David Ellsworth in 1984. Helga received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission in 1986.
After she moved to Port Townsend, WA in 1987 her turned vessels became her canvas. Helga discovered Madrone as a turning wood and was one of the first woodturners to explore its “orneryness” and utilize the instability of the wood to her advantage. She turned the roots, trunks, as well as the branches and began embellishing the surfaces with dyes and wax resist. Now she also uses acrylic as well as oil paints on her vessels.