Rave Reviews by Carole Floate

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Rave Reviews by Carole Floate
400.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 13 @ 20:49UTC-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.
Rave Reviews
Oak, acrylics
13" x 2.5" x 9"

Carole Floate
Lake Bluff, Illinois, United States

About the artist: I have been turning wood since the mid 90's. I got hooked on wood turning when my husband signed me up for an all day demo with John Jordan who is a nationally know wood turner. When I saw those ribbons of wood flying through the air and piling up on the floor I knew I had to do that.

For as long as I can remember I have loved working with wood. The beauty and fragrance of the different woods is like Christmas time. Every time a piece is turned surprises show up as well as challenges. From the beginning I looked for pieces of wood that would have natural features and was exciting to see them as the piece was turned. Many of my pieces are embellished by natural features of the wood - bark inclusions, spalting, burls.

Today I am doing more sculptured pieces that are embellished by carving, stippling, marbling, and painting. Marbling is what got me to move into more sculptured pieces. I found it so fascinating to manipulate the colors in ways that enhanced the wood. But a lot of my pieces start out being painted with a dark or black background that has become the canvas for the marbling.

I have participated in many juried shows and art fairs, have won "best of show" and "best of media" numerous times. I am active in the Chicago and Wisconsin woodturners clubs, do club demos both turning and marbling, and I teach woodturning at the local Woodcraft stores. I am involved in over ten galleries located in the Chicagoland area, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan and involved with many organizations as former president for the Deer Path Art League in Lake Forest, IL., and currently a board member of the following: Lake Bluff/Lake Forest Artisan Guild, Open Studio of Wilmette, Foundation Board of the College of Lake County of IL. Artist Gallery in Racine, Wisconsin, and does individual tutoring in woodturning.