Melvin Lindquist

Name
Melvin Lindquist
Born
Kingsburg, California 1911
Died
Quincy, Florida 2000
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Luce Artist Biography

Melvin Lindquist pioneered the use of spalted wood in turned vessels. The fine black lines and blemishes result from the spread of bacteria and mineral deposits in the drying wood. Lindquist’s job as a lathe operator for General Electric demanded the production of flawlessly machined objects; away from the factory, he enjoyed exploiting the natural cracks, holes, and uneven edges that occurred in his turned wooden vessels.