Bud Latven has been working with wood since 1972, when he first learned how to make cabinets and furniture. In the early 1980’s he made the shift from furniture maker to lathe-turned artist, and when work by this self-taught artist landed on the cover of Fine Woodworking magazine in 1985 his career was catapulted to a national level. Today Latven continues to push the envelope with his evolving interpretation of the turned vessel.
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Bocote Torsion, Bocote, 18 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ x 18 1/2″
Dancing Impact 3, Cocobolo, Tiger Maple, 21″ x 26″
Hyperboloid 3, Canary Wood, Massacar Ebony, 24″ x 19″
Hyperboloid 3, alternate view
While the full portfolio is on his website, the images are almost too small and don’t do the work justice. A better way to view Latven’s work is at delMano Gallery.