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AAW 2000 Honorary Lifetime Member: Robyn Horn
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AAW 2000 Honorary Lifetime Member: Robyn Horn




Robyn Horn majored in art at Hendrix College in her native Arkansas, but it was her brother-in-law Sam who introduced her to woodturning, following a class he took from David Ellsworth. “Wood seemed to be the medium that worked for me, the means of expression for which I had been searching,” she wrote in her book, Living with Form: The Horn Collection of Contemporary Crafts.


Her interest in woodturning coincided with her collecting of crafts, and now she and her husband, John, have more than 800 pieces in their collection.


Robyn’s love for art and artists led to her major contribution in forming the Collectors of Wood Art (CWA) in 1997. The CWA has made a major impact in bringing wood art—turnings, sculpture, and furniture—to the same level of recognition as glass and clay.


As an artist, Robyn understands an artist’s perspective, and has helped many achieve their goals. As she wrote in her book, “Collecting is also part of the continuous circle that completes the process: the artist creating the work, the collectors collecting  the  work,  enabling  the  artists to continue, knowing their art is being preserved and appreciated.”

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