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Malcolm Tibbetts

Malcolm Tibbetts has been a wood worker most of his life and has been a segmented woodturning artist for the past 16 years. His work resides in many prestigious collections and museums around the world and he has won numerous awards for his art. He shares his passion for this unique art form by conducting demonstrations at national symposiums, woodworking schools, and club meetings. As the author of the highly acclaimed book, “The Art of Segmented Woodturning”, and as the producer of segmented turning “How To” DVD’s, he is recognized as one of the most innovative segmenters in the world. He lives in South Lake Tahoe, CA.

ARTIST STATEMENT
Segmented woodturning is an art form with few limitations. By combining components, I can create just about any shape or size and by arranging different wood species, I can create just about any type of surface design. There are few art forms with this much freedom. This lack of restriction keeps my mind engaged contemplating the possibilities. Long before I have finished one piece, my mind is busy designing and solving the technical challenges of my next project. I have always loved working with wood and this art form gives me the opportunity to work with woods from around the world. It thereby gives me the opportunity to share these wonderful materials with many people. Beautiful wood is almost a magical substance; gallery visitors experience an uncontrollable urge to touch the surfaces that I have created using these treasures of nature. Many designs require innovative assembly solutions, much like puzzle solving; and just like the joy of solving a puzzle, there is great joy in inventing assembly techniques. I do what I do because "it's fun" - the designing, the joy of working with wood, the puzzle solving, and the inter-action with other people.

Over fifty years experience as a worker of wood
Wood Artisan, specializing in segmented woodturning for over 15 years
Author of the number one selling book on segmented woodturning, “The Art of Segmented Woodturning”
Author of numerous magazine articles published in “American Woodturner” and “Woodturning Design”
Producer of a series of “How to” DVDs on the subject of segmented woodturning
Vice President of the American Association of Woodturners
Recipient of numerous woodturning “best of show” awards

Teacher of woodturning at schools such as:
The Marc Adams School
Anderson Ranch
Arrowmont

Work resides in many prestigious collections around the world including:
The Detroit Museum of Art
The Kaplan Collection
The Long Collection
The Waterbury Collection
The Wong Collection
The York Collection