Roberto Ferrer: Woodturning

I am Roberto Ferrer

A wood artist, a woodturner, a demonstrator, a teacher, a husband, a father...but most importantly I am a person who is passionate about art and wants to share this passion through my work.

 I was born and raised in Mexico, where I was surrounded by art and crafts from the early age.While drawing and painting were part of my everyday life, the love for wood as a medium was born in the childhood when I used to visit my cousin's wood shop. But it was the colonial and baroque style architecture in my hometown that sparked the desire to one day be able to create sculptural work.

My natural curiosity of knowing how things are built and how mechanisms work led me to explore different jobs such as construction, auto mechanics, body shop among other things. In my mid twenties I started carving sculptural bowls and vessels using a limited number of handheld power tools. Although the results were somewhere satisfactory, it was hard on my body and time consuming as well. And this is what eventually led me to pursue woodturning as a way of removing wood in a more efficient manner and to lay the base for the sculptural work I currently create.

In July 2019 I received a Professional Outreach Program Excellence Award at the Symposium organized by AAW. My work was featured in the AAW journal in August 2019 as well as the October issue of the same year. In 2020 I was among the invited artists for the Professional Outreach Program Exhibition, where I presented a sculpture with my own interpretation of Quetzalcoatl.

In recent years I am invited to demonstrate at local woodturning clubs and to teach in woodworking schools. I also provide online demonstrations worldwide. Since 2018 I have taken part in multiple fine art shows where he has received several awards including outstanding achievement, best of category as well as best of the show. My work now lives in major private collections across the US and Europe.


 

My Demonstration

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