The talented and nationally recognized wood turner, Mike Sorge, will be our featured artist in April at C’ville Arts. He will be at the gallery to meet you and share his collection during the First Friday Event on April 7th, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m.
In 2009, Mike realized his passion to rescue, reveal and preserve the inherent natural beauty hidden in the life filled timber of the fallen tree through the art of woodturning to be both honorable and exhilarating.
Primarily self-taught, with a goal of sculpting uniquely original work through extensive experimentation, Mike discovered approaches in presenting the bowl gauge to non-round forms resulting in distinctive art and utilitarian items. Mike’s geometric sculpted vases, bowls, boxes and platters feature flared tips and flowing, undulating curves. Mike’s rustic, yet elegant “natural edge winged vases” feature extensive balanced high and low bark with curved upper wings, displaying the fullness of the life of the tree it came from. With the odd shaped burls, Mike envisions and sculpts timeless shapes that maximize the fullness and beauty of each burl. Mike’s efforts with the traditional round shape produce uniquely dimensional signature art and utilitarian forms in an attractive variety of sizes and design detail that both play with light and reveal the timber’s inherent natural beauty.
To learn more about Mike’s work visit his web site www.mikesorge.com