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Joel Hunnicutt

"Through careful design and use of color, I strive to give the organic medium of wood the elegance and luminosity of glass."

Joel Hunnicutt crafts gracefully shaped wood vessels that possess the luminosity of glass. His bold colors pair with classic forms to offer a delightful surprise for the senses. The play of light through open segments in many of his pieces makes for a fascinating display in any room.

Hunnicutt goes beyond traditional woodturning, using segmented construction as a primary design tool. He first cuts many small, precise pieces of wood, often three or more species, and assembles them into a rough form, which is then turned on a lathe. He often uses dyes and inks to transform these turned shapes into a rainbow of color. Pieces are typically finished with lacquer.

Approximately twenty years ago, Joel Hunnicutt signed up for a furniture making class at a community college. As soon as he turned the pedestal for the table he was creating, he was hooked—not on furniture making, but on using the lathe. He is primarily self-taught in the art of woodworking. His work is displayed in public and private collections throughout the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.

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Black Hills Series
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 1,250 - $ 6,400
$ 1,062.50 - $ 5,440
Windows Vase
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 900
$ 765
Large Eden
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 950
$ 807.50
Cherry Bomb
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Teardrop
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 800
$ 680
Bandala Vessel
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 800
$ 680
Rainmaker
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 900
$ 765
Echo Valley
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 1,100
$ 935
Etruscan Dreams Vessels
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 900 - $ 1,700
$ 765 - $ 1,445
Dee Vee, Mid Sized
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 1,000
$ 850
New Eden Vase
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 400
$ 340
Floor Vase with Deep Vee
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Open Segment Vase
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 400
$ 340
Cobalt Turquoise Boat
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 950
$ 807.50
Blue Teal Bottle
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Double Gourd
Wood Vessel
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Tequila Sunrise
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Large Water Jar
Wood Vessel
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 2,245
$ 1,908.25
Tall Bottle
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 1,460
$ 1,241
Hollowform Vessel
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 680
$ 578
Maple Vase
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 455
$ 386.75
Amphora
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Lidded Urn
Wood Sculpture
by Joel Hunnicutt
$ 1,790
$ 1,521.50