John Jordan | Black Textured Jar
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Known primarily for his textured and carved hollow vessels and small necked bottles, John Jordan has been featured in nearly every major turning exhibition the past five years, including "International Lathe Turned Objects - Challenge V", and "Redefining the Lathe-Turned Object".
He teaches woodturning throughout the US and the UK. In 1994, his work was shown in Munich, Germany and at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The American Craft Museum in New York City, the Fine Arts Museum of the South in Mobile, Alabama, and the Bank of Nashville all have Jordan's work in their collections.
He's former President of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, and Former Vice-President and a founding member of the Tennessee Association of Woodturners.
The pieces I make are simple but finely-detailed vessels. Manipulating the color and patterns in the wood to complement the form, and the texturing and carving to create visual and tactile contrasts are important parts of the process and the result. What I feel is most important is the intangible quality that the piece is 'right' that comes with putting emotion and feeling into the work.
"The woods that I use are almost all from the damp, construction sites etc. I find great satisfaction in creating objects from material that was destined to be buried or burned."
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