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Marc Himes
Fine Woodworking and Sculpture by Marc Himes Fine Woodworking and Sculpture by Marc Himes Fine Woodworking and Sculpture by Marc Himes


Marc Himes  Negaunee, MI, USA
Marc Himes
Phone: 906-475-6696

Artist Biography

I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, surrounded by hardwood forests of a wide variety of species. I was introduced to wood turning by my father prior to his passing and inherited his lathe, tools and wood supply. I began turning in earnest in 2005 when I was able to develop a shop in my home. I am largely self-taught, but have been fortunate to have had classes both at Arrowmont, in Tennessee, and at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. I am a member of the AAW and one of the founders of our local AAW chapter Superiorland Woodturners, where I have served as Treasurer, board member, and currently, Program Chairman. I primarily use local figured woods such as burls, Curly Maple, and Birds Eye Maple, but use others, including exotics, as well.

I turn many categories of objects including bowls, vases, platters, boxes and wall hangings I have found wood turnings to be a wonderful "canvas" upon which color and texture amplify the patterns already in the wood, so most of my pieces have some form of embellishment. When dying my pieces, I usually add several layers of color and like to add metallic powders and crushed stone when I can. They are all unique, one of a kind pieces of art.

My work is shown in several galleries in Michigan: Zero Degrees Gallery, Marquette; Nook and Cranny Gallery, Ishpeming; the Paige Wiard Gallery in Calumet and the Bier gallery in Charlevoix. I have had pieces accepted in national and local juried shows, where they have won awards. I will always consider myself a student of woodturning, as there is always so much that can be done and so many new ideas to explore.



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