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Joshua Salesin | Butterfly Bowl

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Joshua Salesin | Butterfly Bowl
Joshua Salesin, Santa Cruz,

California Butterfly Bowl, 2020
Bloodwood
3.5 x 4.75 x 4.75" | 8.89 x 12 x 12 cm

"Nature nurtures me, and everything around me, including the monarch butterflies that return to my hometown each year, where they huddle in large clusters to stay warm through the winter. When temperatures rise, they suddenly burst into flight by the hundreds. Witnessing that spectacular moment inspired this piece."

About Joshua
Much of the enjoyment of what I do comes from combining traditional turning techniques that date back hundreds of years with the challenge of producing unique, engaging and beautiful contemporary designs. I utilize an ornamental lathe that is more than 180 years old with only a few updates to the cutters and lathe spindle drive (although there are still times I prefer to treadle or hand operate it instead). For additional capabilities, I also use a rosette lathe, a method of turning that dates back more than 500 years. Together, the possibilities are endless! My fascination with merging the organic and the industrial, the natural and the machine-made feeds my passion for woodturning.

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