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Jon Sauer

San Francisco, California 1949

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  • Pacifica, California

Luce Artist Quote

“To take a raw material, change its shape, and create beauty of form brings purpose to my life.” Jon Sauer, 2000

Luce Artist Biography

Jon Sauer specializes in the centuries-old technique of ornamental turning. He creates complex geometric designs with a variety of small, revolving cutters on a specialized lathe. The best lathes for ornamental turning were made during the 1800s and only a few still exist today. Sauer turns a variety of intricate scent bottles, boxes, and tops on an antique lathe and describes his technique as “a mixture of yesterday’s tooling with today’s technology.”