The Art of Jeff Hornung
I am a woodturner and artist. I use form, texture and color to enhance turned wood forms.
Artist in Residence recipient at Craft Alliance School of Art + Design, July 2019 – December 2019. First Wood artist to be awarded this opportunity
Peoples Choice Award – “Into the Woods III”. Gallery Zeke, Steelville MO. July 2019
People Choice Award – “Into the Woods II”. Gallery Zeke, Steelville MO. October 2017
Featured in the book “Masters of Contemporary Wood Art”. 2018, published by The Wood Symphony
Regional and International Woodturning Demonstrator
Woodturning teacher and Studio Chair at Craft Alliance School of Art + Design
About Our Art
The wooden vessel…this is an object that has helped define the human condition since the dawn of time. It is also where my creative journey begins.
My current style embraces texture, color and embellishing processes that allow me to transform a traditional vessel into an inspired art piece. Pushing the limits of a natural wood bowl to the point where you think it’s ceramic or bronze is part of my creative fun.
The goal of my current body of work is to use art products and techniques not normally associated with woodworking and create the illusion of porcelain, water, magma or aged metal. Experimentation and research are allowing me to show the turned bowl as an art form and not simply functional craft. I believe the possibilities are now limitless and look forward to continued exploration outside of the box (bowl).
About Our Business
My artistic career started in St. Louis in the mid 1980’s. Our family business was ceramics and I learned everything from casting to firing over the course of 10 years. After that I was a retail florist, working and studying my way to Master Floral Designer certification. 24 years working in this industry taught me design, color and texture. During recovery from a car accident I not only discovered but fell in love with Woodturning. I’ve been a woodturner since 2012, and working this full time since 2016. In addition to my own work I’m also a woodturning demonstrator, both national and international, as well as a woodturning teacher and studio chair at Craft Alliance.