Lynne Yamaguchi, woodturner, maker of sculptural wood vessels

 

LAST MODIFIED 10/13/14

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News

I am pretty well recovered from the lathe accident I had in September 2012, though it has left me with little vision in my left eye. For details about the accident and my recovery, please read my blog (under the “Accident & recovery” category; the saga begins with the post dated September 28, 2012). You can also read about it in an article I wrote for American Woodturner, called “Safety Matters: From the Eye of a Survivor,” (published in June 2014; supplement available here).

The American Association of Woodturners held its annual symposium in Phoenix this year. I am proud to say that my work won a POP Excellence Award in the instant gallery there. In addition, I discussed “How to Make a Great Demonstration” with David Ellsworth and Andi Wolfe and presented a session on working smart and safely called “Turn a Blind Eye.”

I will be participating in two shows this fall. This month, October 24, 25, and 26 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson will host its Southwest Flair A-Fair, at Plaza Palomino. This fine-art-and-craft fair, which benefits BBBS, features the work of more than 150 artisans and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with free parking nearby and free shuttle service to and from the fair. Plaza Palomino is located in Tucson at the southeast corner of Swan and Fort Lowell Roads. I will be in Booth 86, in the east parking lot, near La Placita Cafe.

The Tucson Museum of Art will hold its Holiday Artisans’ Market November 21–23, when more than 100 of the Southwest’s best artisans will set up shop in the museum’s courtyards. Come find that unique gift for yourself or someone special while you and your family enjoy great food, craft brews, live music, children’s activities, free admission to the museum, and more! I hope to be in my usual spot, Booth 104, in front of the blue wall on the east side of the museum, catercorner from Old Town Artisans. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The museum is in downtown Tucson at 140 N. Main Ave.

I will be sitting out the Tucson Artists’ Open Studio Tour this fall but encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to see how various artists work. Studios throughout the Tucson area will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. For a complete list of the artists and locations participating in the tour, see the Open Studio Tour web site. If you want to visit my studio at any time, please email me or call me at 520-760-8938

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To see and buy my work

Click here to see a slide show of selected work.

You can find a list and photos of my work for sale here. Until I rebuild my inventory, I do not have work out at any galleries.

Feel free to contact me at any time to arrange for a private showing of work, at my studio or in your home.

I can also share my work long-distance, via webcam. All you need is a relatively fast Internet connection and an instant messaging service such as Skype or Windows Live Messenger. You do not need a webcam yourself. Email me and we’ll set up a session!

If you belong to a group that would enjoy a visit to my studio for a deeper understanding of my work, please contact me to set up a date.

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