Reef Calabash by Graeme Priddle and John Mydock

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Reef Calabash by Graeme Priddle and John Mydock
1,550.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 13 @ 19:59UTC-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.
Reef Calabash
Hawaiian milo, acrylic paint
4" x 7" x 7"

Graeme Priddle
Hikurangi, Northland, New Zealand
John Mydock

Artist note (Priddle): On a recent trip to Hawaii I had the pleasure of spending some time with John Mydock, a fabulous artist. We attended a week long collaborative event and then I visited Mydock Studio and residence. The biggest highlight of the visit was snorkeling in a lagoon with the most amazing corals and fish. John gave me this Milo Calabash to take home and finish. It was great having John's presence and energy in my workshop and texturing/clouoring it bought back great memories.

About the artist: (Priddle) Graeme Priddle has 20 years experience in the woodworking field, best known for his sculptural turnings/carvings reflecting his life and environments in Northland, New Zealand. He has won numerous awards for his work, which has been exhibited widely in New Zealand, UK, Japan, Taiwan,
France, Germany, U.S.A and Canada. He is very active in the wood turning world and commits his time and talent to many creative endeavours. He has served on the committee of the New Zealand National Association of Woodturners for five years as well as being instrumental in establishing the New Zealand ‘CollaboratioNZ’ Conferences in 1998. Graeme has demonstrated and taught for numerous woodworking and woodturning groups and at many woodworking events throughout the world.

Graeme was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1960. He moved to Northland in 1986 while working for Telecom as a radio technician. He took voluntary severance in 1989 after twelve years service and started woodturning in 1990. Graeme now lives and works on a 100 acre bush block 30km North-East of Whangarei.