Joe Devinny (Long Beach, California)
Joe Devinny is a wood turner, making art of wood by sculpting it with chisels and gouges on a lathe. He uses simple forms to emphasize the color and shape of wood—creating natural-edge bowls. He also creates complex pieces using segmenting techniques, in which many small blocks of wood are combined and turned to create geometric patterns, and multi-axis turning to create shapes that are really small sculptures. His latest works are assemblages of many turned pieces, which become elaborate sculptures and decorated bowls. He is a member of the El Camino Wood Turner’s Guild and the American Association of Wood Turners.