STEPHEN HATCHER · FINE ART WOODTURNING AND SCULPTURE
About the ArtArtist's statement:
I work with wood and stone, lathe turning platters and vases from wood and then inlaying mineral crystals to create images and landscapes. I combine the disparate techniques of woodturning and stone carving, which results in work that is unique both technically and stylistically. The pieces are made from highly figured woods, and each design is individually inspired by the natural wood figures I discover in my materials. The inlay designs are hand carved and created with layered translucent crystals. My designs are principally inspired by the changing seasons and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest as well as the traditional art forms of Japan.