Hollow Wooden Vessels
Woodworking has been my profession since 1981. The wood I use in my pieces is found locally. I use found wood, trees that have been removed by others, as the source of my materials. The inspiration for my work comes from what nature provides a particular species of wood. I attempt to highlight the natural features of the wood including its imperfections and peculiarities. It is the uniformity of the annual rings, the irregularities of a burl’s grain pattern and bark inclusions that are the true beauty of my work. My intention is to create a form which will allow nature’s beauty to be seen and enjoyed.
Vice President Al Gore was the recipient of one of my turnings during the presidential debates held in Pinellas County, Florida in 1996. My work was selected by the Pinellas County Arts Council as a gift for the vice president.
Rich DeTrano, Woodturner
488 Andover Road
Ludlow, Vermont 05149
About the Weston Craft Show
The Weston Craft Show is a juried exhibit of exceptional Vermont artisans, representing works in ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.
This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, October 12, Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm - in charming Weston, Vermont.
This is your opportunity to purchase items from one of the most prestigious exhibitions of contemporary crafts in Vermont. The show is produced by the Weston Craft Show Committee, which through its grants process supports the Weston Historic Preservation. More than $500,000 has been raised and contributed to the Weston Historical Society. Come join us and celebrate the art of fine Vermont craftsmanship—Vermont’s premier crafts show in our 30th year.
"Top 10 Fall Events in Vermont"
The Weston Craft Show was three times voted one of the "Top 10 Fall Events in Vermont" by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The Weston Playhouse provides a manageable, pleasant shopping experience for those looking for something special. With a carefully juried array of exceptional arts and crafts in a distinctive setting, the Weston Craft Show offers discerning art collectors high quality, diversity and beautiful displays.