Bert Marsh


From an early age, I have felt a profound need to work with wood; I love the material passionately. There is no complex philosophy attached to the work I do; I am simply striving tp achieve the perfect form, the purest possible curves expressed in simple, uncluttered shapes that will expose the beauty of the wood to the full. In seeking that goal I find my inspiration in many everyday objects, but most of all I am inspired by the wood itself.
As with any occupation, woodturning involves acquiring a range of basic skills, but those skills are merely a starting point. They must be perfected and used as a basis for experimentation if your work is truly to express your own personality.

Born 1932 Brighton

Education 
Brighton Polytechnic
London College of Furniture
Worthing College of Further Education
High Wycombe College of Technology & Art

Awards
2002 Freedom Worshipful Company of Turners
1990 Publicity Grant South East Arts
1982 Material & Exhibition Grant

Recent exhibitions
2007 Knock on Wood The Craft Centre & Design Gallery Leeds
2007 Touch Wood Ferrers Gallery Ashby de la Zouch Leicestershire
2007 Open House Exhibition Preston Manor Brighton
2006 Bert Marsh Featured Artist Del Mano Gallery Los Angeles US
2006 Turned Wood Small Treasures Del Mano Gallery Los Angeles US
2006 Wood Turning, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art London (Catalogue)
2005 Solo Exhibition Del Mano Gallery Los Angeles USA
2005 Chelsea Crafts Fair
2005 Featured Artist Cevini Haas Gallery Scottsdale USA
2004 Solo Exhibition Goed Werk Zutie Belgium

Commissions
2005 Sycamore Bowl for Presentation Roc plc
2002 Burr Ash Bowl The British Council
2002 Sixty Masur Birch Vase for Presentation by The Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers 
2001 Five Large Ziricote Vases A. Turner

Public Collections
Horsham Museum, The British Council, Nature in Arts Twigworth, Guild of Master Craftsmen Lewes, South East Arts Hove Museum, Leeds City Art Gallery & Museum

 

Exhibitions

Archive

2008

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