Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hayley Smith and Todd Hoyer

I spent the day in Little Rock for demonstrations by husband and wife craftsmen Hayley Smith and Todd Hoyer. Todd specializes in turned wood sculpture, weathered and bound in wire, and Hayley does intricately textured work. Both gave thorough and useful explanations of their work and offered techniques I hope to have an opportunity to explore in my own woodworking.

The presentation in Little Rock was similar in content to one offered earlier in North Carolina which you can read about here. Spending a day in a woodshop watching artisans at work makes one itchy to get back in one's own shop. The workshop was held at the UALR Applied Design Center and was sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Center. Hayley's work is shown at left and Todd's below.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:42 AM

    Nice work on those sculptures.