Brian Vaughan

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Brian Vaughan

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I have lived in Saugeen Shores since 1972. My wife, Joan, and I live in a wooded area near Miramichi Bay, where we enjoy all that our beautiful natural environment offers. I have loved wood all my life. In 2015, after 40 years as a hobby woodworker making furniture and cabinets, I bought my first lathe and took some woodturning instruction. In learning the craft I’ve come to see that artistic opportunities abound in all the types of wood, the grain, the knots, the cracks and flaws and natural processes such as spalting. My turnings are one-of-a-kind and feature both domestic and exotic woods.

The skills and techniques I have learned have been acquired through many hours working with mentors, in hands-on workshops with internationally known turners, and recently through many Remote Interactive Demos offered by a variety of woodturning artists. I’ve been fortunate to have my work on display and for sale at Guelph Art in the Street, as a guest artist at Bev Morgan’s studio for the Autumn Leaves Studio Tour, the Golden Gallery in Tobermory, the Lighthouse Gallery in Southampton and most recently, at “Christmas in the Gallery” at the Southampton Arts Centre. I’ve come to value and enjoy the notion of being part of the arts community and would be honoured to become a Permanent Member of the SAC, as it starts down this new and exciting path.