"Homage to Sushi" by Jon Sauer

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 Homage to Sushi  by Jon Sauer
900.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 14 @ 16:01UTC-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.
Jon Sauer, California, United States
Homage to Sushi
African blackwood, polymer clay
6" x 3" x 3" 15.25cm x 7.6cm x 7.6cm

Artist’s note: "Homage to Sushi / One evening at a local Sushi restaurant it came to me, put a piece of sushi on a box. Thus the theme of to Homage to Sushi was created. I occasionally use polymer Clay on some of my jewelry work, so why not add it to the surface of a container."

About the artist: Jon Sauer uses ornamental lathes to create the intricate patterns in his work: on an ornamental lathe, the turning is done manually by indexing the work and carving it with a small revolving cutter. These cutters are held in cutting frames vertical, horizontal, and circular to the work piece. The woods used must be very hard and tight grained. Some of these woods are African Blackwood, Cocus, Boxwood & Lignum Vitae. In 1868 Ivory was used as their turning medium.

Recognized worldwide for the quality of his creations, Sauer has work in private and museum collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Royal Cultural Center, in Jedda, Saudia Arabia.

For Sauer, this style of turning “ has become a pleasure to use, and even changed my direction creating many patterns never thought imaginable. My work is ever-changing, and I strive to create something extraordinary. There is joy and satisfaction in seeing a new form evolve.“