Artist of the moment…. Wood artisan Denise DeRose…






As mentioned before I would like to take a look at artists who make normal things in not normal ways. This artist was born to Italian immigrants in California and grew up working in her fathers wood shop. She has been a high school writing teacher, floral designer,  a lawyer as well, but always found time to make and create items.

One day at craft fair she saw a woman carrying a wooden bandsaw box as a purse, and her idea  was then formed. After years of making the normal wood turned bowls from large trees, ( a great show about this craft is on Martha Stewart’s Show and website) She now spends her artistic time thinking and making purses out of wood.

As you can see by her career path, she is ALWAYS LEARNING, and trying new ideas and processes. What she loves about making the purses from wood includes wood turning, designing leather, and designing metal. She constantly drawing on her sketch pad new ideas for her art which is both fantastic to look at, and like the last post Wendell Castle highly functional.

The artist is featured at .

This artist should be a favorite of everyone since her art is highly functional, individualistic, and one of a kind creations that involve multiple processes of creativity.



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