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Jay Mapson of Richmond, British Columbia

Pierced Turning

Pierced Turning

 

Jay Mapson is an avid woodturner who became interested in the craft only 5 years ago

 
Since Joining the Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild, Jay’s woodturning has evolved and grown in multiple ways. He has formed friendships with fellow members and frequently meets with them outside of club functions. Recently, he has begun to assist with the club’s woodturning classes – only 3 years after being a student himself.
                           

Lidded Turned Box

Lidded Turned Box

 

Jay frequently travels internationally, bringing back inspiration in the form of new friends and thousands of pictures. He has incorporated designs and ideas into his turnings from such diverse places as New Zealand, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam.    

 

  

Natural Edge Bowl

Natural Edge Bowl

 

Jay has recently begun participating in local craft fairs and received rave reviews and invitations to other craft fairs as well as references for some gallery exposure coming in 2009.

 

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Biography – Kerry Deane-Cloutier and Dennis Cloutier

Running Dog Woodworking is Kerry Deane-Cloutier and Dennis Cloutier.  We have been woodturning together for six years.

RED MALLEE BURL BOWL

RED MALLEE BURL BOWL

Kerry Deane-Cloutier’s initial craft was quilting and fiber arts.  Her first venture into woodworking was in carving.  She studied under Chris Pye, a renowned wood carver from England.  From there she moved into wood turning and found her voice.

CHERRY VASE

CHERRY VASE

Dennis Cloutier has been woodworking since an early age.  He gradually progressed from simple cabinetry work to making fine furniture.  He now shares a joint passion for woodturning with Kerry.

BOTTLE STOPPERS - VARIOUS EXOTIC WOODS

BOTTLE STOPPERS - VARIOUS EXOTIC WOODS

We share a passion for wood and for simplicity of design.  We believe in the importance of form and line as vehicles to display the natural beauty of wood.  Finally, we believe that art should be part of everyday life, and that utilitarian objects should also be beautiful.

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