Mydock, John

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John burning Pueo 4x4 x 300

Visionary wood lathe artist John Mydock grew up in Miami with a woodworker, boat-builder God-father; “I was exposed to excellence and attention to detail that continues to challenge me as I strive to improve my craft. My love of working with wood, combined with 40 years as a professional artist has brought me to my current passion of placing the “Mydock Touch” on these wooden vessels.”
“Studying in Hawai`i under Master Woodturners Elmer Adams, David Marks, Mike Mahoney, Jimmy Clewes, Graeme Priddle, and Jacques Vesery has provided the framework for understanding this amazingly addictive art form. After turning a vessel, I choose between two finishing techniques. The more traditional approach is to soak it in a custom oil-based finish that is then buffed and waxed. The second and more complex process is to airbrush the vessel with multiple layers of high-quality catalyzed polyurethane each buffed and highly polished to a mirror finish. Embedded within these layers are various embellishments – a blush of pearlized color, sometimes enhanced with a pinstriped gold leaf ring. I also enjoy incorporating Hawaiian petroglyphs on the inside or outside of the bowl, which are either painted or burned into the wood.”
“I live on the Big Island of Hawai`i in my studio home with my wife, surrounded by family and artist friends, where it is second nature to breathe in Inspiration, breathe out Creativity.”

          John’s artwork in available HERE          

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