J. B. Phipps
J.B.’s work celebrates the natural beauty of wood by the use of simple lines and elegant curves creating vessels which bring together grain, color, and form. He works almost exclusively with domestic timber which has come down naturally or was taken down for other reasons. Most of J.B.’s pieces are worked to completion while the wood is still green, then the magic happens as moisture is allowed to escape and the natural wood movement gives the piece it’s final form and texture. His hollow forms offer a three dimensional view into the hidden interior beauty of a tree and allow the viewer an intimate visual and textural experience with the material.