Lynne Yamaguchi, woodturner, maker of sculptural wood vessels



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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).

The Tucson Museum of Art will host its Spring Artisans’ Market March 28–30, featuring more than 100 of the Southwest’s best artisans. Come enjoy the art along with great food, craft brews, live music, children’s activities, free admission to the museum, and more! I will 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.

April 12 and 13, I will welcome visitors to my studio during the Tucson Artists’ Open Studio Tour. Studios throughout the Tucson area will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. For my location (6162 E. Oak St., southwest of Wilmot and Broadway) and a complete list of the artists and locations participating in the Tucson Artists’ Open Studio Tour, see the Tucson Artists’ Open Studios web site.

The American Association of Woodturners will be holding its annual symposium in Phoenix this year. I will be a panelist with David Ellsworth and Barbara Crockett on “How to Make a Great Demonstration” and will also present a session on working smart and safely (title TBD). The symposium happens June 13–15 at the Phoenix Convention Center and will feature some fantastic exhibitions of turned work that are open to the public.

The Desert Leaf had an article about me in the January issue. You can read the issue online here; the article starts on page 56.

For those who have been wondering, we have decided not to reopen Flux Gallery. Flux Gallery was a collective effort with fellow artists Peter Eisner, Lee Roy Beach, Sheryl Holland, and Dragana Skrepnik, located in Tucson at Plaza Palomino.

Between shows, check out my blog and my Google Profile or visit with me on Facebook. You don’t have to be a member to view my public Facebook page. If you are a member, become a fan! (Be forewarned, though: I’m at best a sporadic updater, so please be patient.)

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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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