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Rude Osolnik     Bowl

Laminated Birchwood Bowl
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase
ca. 1975, birch and walnut, 7 x 10 15/16 in.


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Considered to be one of the fathers of contemporary wood turning in America, Rude Osolnik is something of a folk hero. Working in Kentucky, he creates robust forms from a variety of woods. Osolnik is noted for his ability to use figures in the wood he laminates, creating a signature look that emerges only as the work is turned.