Examples of Bruce Mitchell's work can be seen on BruceMitchellstudios.com
|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.
|Medium||Spalted Redleaf Maple Burl|
|Size||7" height X 26" length X 22 1/2" width|
|Signed||"Bruce Mitchell" inscribed on base, along with title, wood type and year made|
|Date of creation||1992|