Writer Profile for Earl Martin

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Earl Martin

Pfafftown, North Carolina

My love for wood working begin early and has stayed with me.   I still remember my 7th grade Industrial Arts teacher Mr. Fritz, who recognized my potential and encouraged and pushed me to be more creative.  I have always had a place to do woodworking projects (admitted some a bit small) Now that I am retired I have a small woodworking studio “Beaver Pond Wood Studio”.  And yes, it is located beside an old beaver pond.  

My interests are varied including all types of wood turnings.  I started wood turning a little over four years ago and am fortunate have been able to take several classes and workshops that have propelled my learning curve.  I am fortunate to belong to a special group of the Chapel Hill Wood Turners who meet and turn together weekly.  Turning together as a group has proven to be very educational where ideas are freely shared.  Most recently, I have been experimenting with combining wood turning and intarsia.  The combined of the two art forms creates a very pleasing and interesting appeal.  I am glad to say that my Art Form is still evolving keeping thing fresh and interesting.   

In my turnings I often combine both native and exotic woods species to create striking contrasts using the natural color of the woods. The exotic woods provide vibrant colors (red, yellow and purple) typically not found in the native trees. Our native trees offer a variety of very interesting patterns. The combination of exotic and native woods make very special pieces.  For the past two years I have been combining dyed colored veneers to my pieces.

I am a member of the Chapel Hill Woodturners, the Piedmont Triad Woodturners and AAW.  In my travel I have sold my art work in seven European countries. 

 

Contact Info:

Email: etm5751@gmail.com

 

 

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Layered Segmented Miniature BowlsSep 2017