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Waves of Kingwood by Jon Sauer

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Waves of Kingwood by Jon Sauer
SOLD
600.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jun 10 @ 16:59UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Jon Sauer
Pacifica, California

Waves of Kingwood
Brazilian kingwood, African blackwood, tagua nut
4.5" x 2.25" x 2.25"

Artist Note

"I regularly visit the beach to watch the waves endlessly roll in. I was inspired to create a box with waves."

About Jon Sauer

"My work is ever-changing, and I strive to create something extraordinary. There is joy and satisfaction in seeing a new form evolve. The natural grain and figure patterns of the wood always produce a striking new design. To take a raw material, change its shape, and create beauty of form brings purpose to my life. Each piece of work is a one-of-a-kind to satisfy the physical needs of the user. I have shown my work at various fairs and galleries throughout my life. Some time back turning of spinning tops excited me, and others who enjoy playing with toys. Life is also having a bit of fun.

I first became interested in woodturning in 1968. My grandfather made a lathe and gifted it to me and is where I learned to turn. At first wood was difficult to master, so instead I turned wax. It was much easier to work, and I created turned candles. Over the years I became better on the lathe and returned to wood. In 1978 I was exposed to exotic woods, soon enough woodworking became more serious and became my medium to transform. In 1986 I purchased an antique Holtzapffel Ornamental Turning Lathe made in 1868. The ornamentation to the turnings 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. In 1992 I obtained a trade Rose Engine Lathe, also called a Guilloche Machine. This machine was used in the jewelry trade until 1965. This machine was converted to be used on wood. With it I learned to produce items with flowering patterns similar to nature. The rose engine 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. The natural grain and figure patterns of the wood always produce a striking new design. To take a raw material, change its shape, and create beauty of form brings purpose to my life. Each piece of work is a one-of-a-kind to satisfy the physical needs of the user. I have shown my work at various fairs and galleries throughout my life. Some time back turning of spinning tops excited me, and others who enjoy playing with toys. Life is also having a bit of fun. "