"Tazza" by Dewey Garrett

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 Tazza  by Dewey Garrett
100.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item WAS NOT SOLD. Auction date was 2014 Jun 14 @ 15:15UTC-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.
Dewey Garrett, Arizona, United States
Bleached maple
8" x 6" x 6" 20.3cm x 15.25cm

Artist’s note: "A tazza is traditionally a shallow, ornamental cup suitable as a ceremonial offering vessel. The forms are typically decorated with elaborate geometric or floral patterns. My design retains the classic form while simplifying the decoration using rectangular patterns repeated on all surfaces. The piece is made from three hand-turned parts that were decorated with cuts made on my home-built ornamental turning machine."

About the artist: Educated in engineering, Dewey Garrett took up the wood lathe in order to develop general woodworking skills for cabinetry and furniture. He found the process so stimulating and challenging that woodturning has become a dedicated creative pursuit. He is a self-taught turner and makes and modifies his tools to create unique turnings. His work is an ongoing exploration of the structure of forms constrained by the symmetry and simplicity of a lathe. His work is regularly exhibited in National and International juried competitions for both woodturning and three-dimensional art.