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Artwork by Bruce Mitchell

1 artwork currently available by Bruce Mitchell.

About the Artist

(Born 1949) In 1970 Bruce Mitchell graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  While traveling for six months in Central and South America he studied pre-Columbian pottery, stone carving, metalsmithing and textile.

Mitchell's experience as a technical assistant to wood sculptor J.B Blunk in Inverness between 1969 and 1977 was pivotal in determining Mitchell's path as a sculptor in wood.  Since 1977 he has taught himself wood turning with the addition of attending several invitational natural wood turning symposia.  Initially he participated as a student.  Later he was invited to return as an instructor.  

Museums including Mitchell's efforts in their permanent collections include:  Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian); Detroit Institute of Arts; Yale University Art Museum; High Museum of Art; Oakland Museum of Art and the Wood Turning Center in Philadelphia.

Three pages referencing Mitchell wood turning expressions appear in the hard-bound publication chronicling the most significant collection of wood turned bowls of the late 20th century, Edward Jacobson's The Art of Turned-Wood Bowls A Gallery of Contemporary Masters--and More.