Bud Latven

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Name
Bud Latven
born Philadelphia, PA 1949
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Bud Latven moved to New Mexico in 1972 and worked in a cabinet shop making waterbeds and southwestern-style furniture. He started his own business in a small abandoned garage two years later and made furniture from burls and root structures. After using a lathe to make a set of goblets, he began to experiment with turned vessels and sculptures. Latven became a leader in the technique of "segmented turning" during the 1980s. He constructs the initial form from many small blocks of wood and often incorporates a variety of colors into one piece.

Works by This Artist

1987
Honduras mahogany and shoe polish
1989
Macassar ebony, birch veneers, sterling silver, and dye
1989
Macassar ebony, pink ivory, holly and birch veneers, dye, sterling silver, and steel
1992
maple and African blackwood