The Artists

I weave wood.

 My passion is to create personal, unique, one of a kind works of art with the natural colors and grains of exotic woods and maple veneer that I hand dye. Weaving wood is a 100 step process of lamination, band saw slicing, re-orienting the material, re-lamination and lathe turning.  What excites me are the different patterns that are created by changing the thickness of the sliced material, its orientation, and the use of color in the dyed veneer.  The interplay of these components is revealed and accentuated in the lathe turning.   A bracelet or small spirit bowl can have up to 1200 pieces of wood in it making it appear like woven needlepoint or beadwork.

Martha Collins
Martha Collins
Martha Collins