The 2019 American Association of Woodturners (AAW) Members’ Juried Exhibition, Continuum, features 20 pieces by artists from 12 states, Canada, and Taiwan.
Although the annual members’ show theme often relates to the location of the AAW Symposium, this year’s theme for 2019 is more universal. According to theme developer Jim Christiansen, “Life is a journey. We all start somewhere and end up somewhere else. Depending on where we are born and when—on the influence of others and on sometimes seemingly random events—our course is influenced and shaped. As a turner, you are part of a legacy that stretches back more than 2,000 years. You are also practicing an evolving craft that looks forward into the future, kept vibrant and ever-evolving by technical innovations and new creative discoveries. Woodturning is a part of our life experience, shaped by who and what we know.” Many of the artworks reflect that very personal interpretation, but others were inspired more broadly by history and the natural world.
Here are some of the exhibited pieces by artists from the W