Bud Latven

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Bud Latven
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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 (4 items)


Macassar ebony, pink ivory, holly and birch veneers, dye, sterling silver, and steel