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Maintaining Nature's Beauty through Precision Woodturning

Maintaining Nature's Beauty through Precision Woodturning

Throughout his professional career, Craig has won top awards in the most prestigious art fairs across the country and his work has been featured in museums, collections, national magazine articles and art books. Some of his most prestigious honors have included; ?Best of Show -- Wood? five separate years at the Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis, ?Best of Show -- Wood? three consecutive years at Fiesta, Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin, TX, and ?Best Turning? three years at the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild Show.

Many galleries throughout the country have featured Craig's work, including the Rochester Art Center in Rochester, Minnesota and Del Mano Gallery in Los Angeles, California. His work is also in the permanent collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the residence of The United States Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, Belgium, Yale University Art Gallery and the David and Ruth Waterbury collection. Craig's work has been featured in many publications, most notably the books Contemporary Turned Wood, by Leier, Peters & Wallace, and The Fine Art of Small Scale Woodturning, by William Duce.

Craig resides with his wife and three children in Lino Lakes, Minnesota where he maintains his woodturning studio. To warm-up each day, Craig turns toy-spinning tops and has produced over 100,000 to date.

Craig Lossing, Lino Lakes, MN


Comments (11)
booker brooks wrote:

Craig, your work is inspiring. Superb! Keep on experimenting with your imagination. I recognize talent when I see it. I hate to say it this way but maybe some of the knucklheads will get it: Talent is like adult films, maybe not explicitly defineable, but you know it when you see it. Thanks for sharing. BB

1/13/2011 11:34:14 AM Report Abuse
cmmyakman wrote:

Really beautiful pieces of functional art, particularly the pair of red ones.

1/13/2011 09:41:16 AM Report Abuse
CarlEWms wrote:

The pictures probably do not do justice to the true artistry behind each of these works. I too am not a big "Asian" fan but I also recognize the simple beauty of that art form and that these works are a very good example of it. I cannot imagine the difficult of turning the inside in the blind. The attention to detail required to make the whole object look seemless is amazing. While "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" clearly some critics need better glasses.

5/30/2010 04:49:57 AM Report Abuse
dill.thomasj wrote:

You need to look at the grain in the wood and see how he turned the piece to bring that out.

5/29/2010 03:29:05 PM Report Abuse
grc3 wrote:

I would like to find the tools he uses, mine are very basic but realatively expensive, nowhere the quality I had when in High School.. David should look at the final work never mind 'not recongnizing' what it might be...Ger..

5/28/2010 01:45:01 PM Report Abuse
David P Richards wrote:

The wood is beautiful and finely finished, however the forms do not excite me. I am no fan of modern art. I want to recognize what I'm looking at.

5/28/2010 06:31:14 AM Report Abuse
knottygrovewoodsmith wrote:

I'm not sure what a gimmic is or how you put a name to it Frankly, but I'm pretty sure these are fine pieces of art work.

5/27/2010 08:57:09 PM Report Abuse
lmcc1961 wrote:

I think its pretty cool. It seems to take a lot of skill and patience to perfect something this great.

5/27/2010 05:29:19 PM Report Abuse
arkansasgrizz wrote:

Non the less, beautiful work.

5/27/2010 04:23:19 PM Report Abuse
dnlbn wrote:

Beautiful work! Someday I hope to do that quality of turning!

5/27/2010 12:54:29 PM Report Abuse
n3dsq wrote:

I think you mean Asian influenced.

5/27/2010 10:46:46 AM Report Abuse

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