Over the last three decades, David Ellsworth has earned a reputation as a premier designer of turned wooden vessels and is credited with being the first person to develop practical methods for creating eggshell-thin hollow forms. Ellsworth used his previous experience at the potter's wheel to revolutionize the craft of woodturning, and introduced a new contemporary art form to the world. His work is included in numerous private collections and museums throughout the United States. He is a Fellow of the American Craft Council, and has received fellowship awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and the PEW Fellowship for the Arts. Ellsworth is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Woodturners and the Collectors of Wood Art. He travels the country teaching his signature turning methods, and runs a private woodturning school at his home and studio in Bucks County, PA.
"A gallery of David 's turnings and those in his personal
collection will really stimulate your turning design juices! We
highly recommend this book to all people interested in wood
turning!" --"Woodturning Design"
"The section on stretching and posture, where he addresses muscle strain or back injury during wood turning, is worthy of major praise." "--Library Journal"
"From the grandfather of contemporary wood-art movement. David Ellsworth provides step-by-step directions for three projects--an open bowel, a natural edged bowl, and a hollow vessel." --"Canadian Woodworking Magazine" David clearly speaks for himself in this book, so if you want to get to know the man, his life, and his work, be sure to buy a copy. - American Woodturner A gallery of David 's turnings and those in his personal collection will really stimulate your turning design juices! We highly recommend this book to all people interested in wood turning!! - Woodturning Design Renowned for creating thin-walled bowls and vases, Ellsworth, a first-time author but a recognized artisan and woodworker, authoritatively here reveals the secrets behind his signature style and offers sound advice. The section on stretching and posture, where he addresses muscle strain or back injury during wood turning, is worthy of major praise. Much of what is covered in this book is very advanced stuff but with results of ethereal beauty. Highly recommended for advanced woodworking collections. - Library Journal The book is beautifully illustrated with signature pieces and is not only incredibly comprehensive but also highly visually engaging. - Woodturning Magazine Written in a refreshingly clear, direct style and abundantly illustrated with photos of his (and others') work, Ellsworth's book would make a useful addition to any serious woodturner's library. - Fine Woodworking Best of all, stunning color photographs of Ellsworth's work will inspire artists to unlock the natural beauty hidden below the surface of the wood and themselves. - The Crafts Report A crucial read for a wood-turner and an enlightening read for a woodworker. - Canadian Woodworking