John Jordan | Maple Burl Vessel

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John Jordan | Maple Burl Vessel
1,600.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Jun 24 @ 20:08UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Maple Burl Vessel, 2015 | John Jordan, Cane Ridge, Tennessee
Silver maple burl
10 x 9 x 9 inches | 25.4 x 22.86 x 22.86cm

"The pieces I make are simple but finely detailed vessels. Manipulating the color and patterns in the wood to complement the form, and the texturing and carving to create visual and tactile contrasts are important parts of the process and the result. What I feel is most important is the intangible quality that the piece is "right" that comes with putting emotion and feeling into the work. A simple object can be very powerful and emotional just for what it is.

Many of the woods that I use are from the dump, construction sites etc. I find great satisfaction in creating elegant objects from material that was destined to be buried or burned. Using fresh cut logs in my work, the wood is a very direct and responsive medium, with properties that are unique-not about the "woodiness" but the working qualities that it has. With my knowledge of the material, I can exert a great deal of control over the desired result. I am able to work with surface textures and shapes that would sometimes be difficult in other materials.

I am connected to the material of wood as a potter is connected to the clay-it's what I do and who I am."

John Jordan is a woodturner from Cane Ridge (Nashville), Tennessee. Known primarily for his textured and carved hollow vessels, John has been featured in many major turning exhibitions in the past thirty years. His work has received numerous awards, and is in the permanent collections of many museums and corporations, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the American Craft Museum in New York City, the White House in Washington, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, the Fine Arts Museum in Boston, and the Detroit Institute of the Arts and the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.


Categories: Sculpture, Woodworking, Contemporary Craft, Wood Art, Interior Design, Decor