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Stoney Lamar Portrait

Stoney Lamar Portrait

Stoney Lamar

Alexandria, Louisiana 1951

Active in:

  • Saluda, North Carolina

Luce Artist Quote

"As I adjust the work's axis and continue turning, new challenges and possibilities are constantly presented, thereby allowing a subtractive process to become an intriguing way of constructing an object." Stoney Lamar, James Renwick Alliance Artist's Series, 2002

Luce Artist Biography

Stoney Lamar studied wood technology at Appalachian State University, then started a woodworking shop to make and sell furniture with his wife, Susan. After borrowing a friend's lathe he began to turn wood and liked the spontaneity that this allowed. He attended workshops given by David Ellsworth, and Mark and Melvin Lindquist, and he also worked as an apprentice to the Lindquists in 1984. Lamar avoids traditional vessel forms, and his sculptures disguise the use of the lathe with their carved circles, strong vertical forms, and solid blocks.