Barry Lundgren has been a wooodturner for over 20 years, showing his finished work in art venues more frequently in recent years. He starts with wood he finds or that friends and local work crews send his way to transform.
He uses olive, black acacia, oak, walnut and locust wood; some new, some reclaimed. Barry uses traditional wood-turning methods with a lathe, band saw and chain saw to discover and create the most visually pleasing shapes. His goal is to find the ‘Treasure' in the wood, the inner beauty that is not seen at the outset. Each piece is unique and sculptural.
Barry describes his work, "I make burl & hollow forms, vases, vessels, urns with threaded finials and salad bowls. But my clients always return for my organic natural-edge bowls. They're unique & everybody loves them. Another unusual aspect of my designs is when possible, I leave the bottom surface showing burl spikes which are really different. We use mirrored surfaces at STUDIO 9 FINE CRAFT so guests can see the bottom of my pieces."