Fine Woodworking
Resume of

Jacques Blumer

Artist Statement:Continuing a lifelong fascination with wood, sculpture and art, I have focused my attention on lathe work turning natural edge bowls, thin-walled hollow forms and sculptural pieces. I use the natural grain and color of the wood combined with design and symmetry to define each piece uniquely. I work primarily with local woods and look for burls, flares, crotch patterns, cracks or bark inclusions to include in the design of the pieces. I am one of the few artists in the country to apply the ancient art of marbling to turned pieces.

I have worked with many internationally recognized wood artists to develop my skills including J-F Escoulen, France; Soren Berger, New Zealand; David Elsworth; John Jordan; Christian Burchard; Johannes Michelson; and Lyle Jamieson. My studies also include work at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. I frequently teach and demonstrate my techniques.

I create these pieces largely for personal satisfaction, my desire to pursue excellence in the art of wood craft and for the sheer pleasure of myself and clients.

Affiliations:American Association of Woodturners
Bay Area Woodturners Association

Education:Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Marshall University
The George Washington University
Harvard University

Awards and Shows:“Best in Show” BAWA Juried Competition
“Best in Show” BAWA Juried Competition
Memorial Union Art Gallery - University of California “Seasoned Turners: The Art of the Lathe”
Bedford Gallery – “The Big Tree Project”
Danville Fine Arts Gallery
Numerous other awards in shows and competitions

Publications and Presentations:“Marvel at Marble,” American Woodturner Vol.18, No 3 (Fall 2003) 40-43
“Going the Extra Mile,” American Woodturner Vol.20, No 1 (Spring 2005) 22-3
“Back to School,” American Woodturner Vol.20, No.4 (Winter 2006) 52-53
AAW Symposium 2005 - Marbling Turned Pieces
AAW Symposium 2005 - Developing Youth Training Programs

Representation:Arts and Crafts Cooperative - Berkley, CA
Epoch Gallery - Berkley, CA
Gallery M - Half Moon Bay, CA
Lee Youngman Gallery - Napa Valley, CA
Northwest Fine Woodworking - Seattle, WA

Contact:Web Site:
Address: 1963 Joseph Drive - Moraga, CA 94556 Phone: 925.631.0416