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New Mexico Woodturners
Last updated: 2/16/2018
Michael Alguire
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64 Old State Hwy 60
PO Box 622
New Mexico
87821  United States
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  Demonstrations, Group instruction, Machinery
  Carving, Color and texture, Decorative, Hollow Forms, Natural edge turning, Platter
  Carving, Color and texture, Decorative, Hollow Forms, Natural edge turning
  AAW International symposia, Chapter meetings, International symposia, Regional US symposia
  Genuine Southwest Art And Gifts https://www.genuinesouthwest.com/
1919 Old Town Rd NW, Ste 2
Albuquerque, New Mexico
  Comtemporary Woodturners, Functional pieces, Historic Woodturnings, Other, Sculptural pieces
   I am a lifelong native New Mexican, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I began my wood turning hobby in 2013 while trying to quit smoking, and successfully quit. Working with wood for me has become part of my life and I enjoy every minute of it and hope to pass it on down to my kids.
Starting with pens and small wooden ornaments. My passion for wood turning has grown and the art has flourished to intricate wood turned hollow forms, including bowls, vases and abstract art pieces. And more intricate pieces called basket illusions witch has been my main focus lately.
My 12 years as a Machinist at the Very Large Array has helped me understand the mechanical aspects of my art. The culture of my home town is also a big part of my wood turnings, native American patterns all the way to turquoise inlay is very evident in my work. With no formal training in the Fine Arts field, my creativity comes from within. I get inspiration from my surroundings, cultural background and simply from seeing a piece of wood in its raw state and imaging the possibilities.
I have won multiple awards at the State Fair in New Mexico as well as demonstrated at the fair, I have also demonstrated at our local chapters, I am currently showing and selling in genuine southwest arts and gifts gallery . I am determined to move my career forward and feel that the exposure of the artist showcase program would help.
Current member of AAW and two local chapters.
My work has been displayed at the New Mexico State Fair in the judged categories of 'Woodturning” in 2014, 2015 And again 2016 were I won awards including best of show in my class.
Also in 2016 at the New Mexico state fair I won first place in the fine arts gallery in the fine craft section.
I have Recently had a story published in American Wood Turner for a very special piece given back to a fire fighter as a commemorative piece.
Turning of the week was also given to me for my Indian Summer piece on the American association of wood turners web site.
Multiple cover photo selections over on world of woodturners
Examples of my work can be seen at the Gallery , Genuine Southwest Arts and Gifts
or my facebook page MA Customs , or on WOW.
Personal Information
PO Box 622
64 Old State Hwy Rd 60
New Mexico
87821  United States
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575 518-8087 (Phone)
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  Professional level
  Bowl, Boxes, Carving, Color Texture, Decorative, Finials, Functional, Furniture, Hollow Forms, Jewelry, Multi Axis, Natural Edge, Ornamental, Other, Pen, Projects, Sculpture, Segmented, Spindle, Therming, Traditional Woodturning
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  New Mexico Woodturners NM, The Enchanted Woodturners NM
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