J. Paul Fennell
born Beverly, MA 1938
- Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
J. Paul Fennell began turning wood as a hobby in the 1970s while working as an engineer on the Apollo space program in California. Largely self-taught, his work focuses on hollow-turned vessels that are often inspired by "the natural world, family, and architecture." His recent work explores surface texture, particularly his "pierced" pieces, in which he cuts out sections of wood to create forms that resemble intricate latticework. Fennell currently resides in Arizona, contributing often to woodturning publications and presenting regularly at local and national woodturning symposia.