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Christian Burchard Portrait

Christian Burchard

Hamburg, Germany 1955

Active in:

  • Ashland, Oregon

Luce Artist Quote

"At heart I am a little boy playing in the sandbox, substituting wood and lathe for sand and shovel." Christian Burchard, American Craft, 1991

Luce Artist Biography

Christian Burchard is primarily a sculptor, but he is also an experienced house builder and furniture designer. He enjoys direct contact with wood and uses a variety of tools to create different textures. Burchard believes in taking risks with his material, seeing the lathe as just "the first step on a journey," and will use green, unstable wood to turn forms that warp and twist as they dry.