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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