Jim Curlee

In my small studio in Blackfoot Idaho, I create bowls, vases, hollow forms and almost anything else that is round. Most of my work is segmented. Many pieces of wood are glued together then turned to the final shape on the lathe. I use the left over pieces of wood from my larger turnings to build my smaller open segment pieces.

I draw inspiration from many art forms and cultures. Native American designs are prominent in my hollow forms and vases. I’m also drawn to Asian and Greek forms and designs.

I use woods from around the world, all of which are grown and harvested in an environmentally friendly manner. The different colors of wood in my turnings are all natural. I use no stains or dyes.

Thank you for taking the time to read about the process, and look at some of my work.

 

Jim Curlee