Floral Box by Cynthia Carden Gibson and Richard Raffan

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Floral Box by Cynthia Carden Gibson and Richard Raffan
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Cynthia Carden Gibson, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Richard Raffan, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Floral Box
Manchurian pear
3" x 2.25" x 3"

Australian woodturner, Richard Raffan and pyrographic designer, Cynthia Carden Gibson combined their talents to create this special box.

About Cynthia Carden Gibson

Cynthia Carden Gibson is a pyrographic designer who works collaboratively with woodturners and sculptors. Her unique style of pyrography has gained international recognition and her work has been published in journals nationally and internationally. Cynthia's love for fashion and design has proved the perfect inspiration for her delicate designs. Cynthia's pyroengraving techniques are taught to students worldwide. The artwork created by Cynthia and her renowned collaborators has garnered the attention of collectors and is in a number of corporate and private collections. Cynthia lives and works just outside of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

About Richard Raffan

Richard Raffan (born 1943) is a well-known woodturner, author, and instructor who has helped popularize the craft of woodturning since the 1970s. He was a part of the "art turning" movement that saw turned objects move into galleries where they are presented as works of art. Although he has created large and valuable works of exotic woods, in his books he has also championed simple utilitarian works created for daily use. He finishes much of this work simply, using vegetable oil and beeswax, and has written admiringly of the patina of well used wooden items. "An indescribable surface that begs for a caress of the hand--that's what I think wood should provide."

He was born at Zeal Monachorum in Devon in the UK, lived in Sydney, Australia from 1947 to 1950, and returned to Devon where he was raised. He emigrated to Australia in 1982. (Source: Wikipedia)