Nathan Hemperly is a fine art woodturner who produces collectable wood vases, bowls, urns and dyed vessels. I collect the trees from Kansas to Washington state, bring them to my fine
art woodturning shop, Marnasi Studios, and begin the blocking and spalting process. I want to preserve as much of the wood as possible and so I use a stabilizing process
for the wood that is too soft (rotten) to use. This wood has some great character. Depending on the wooden vessels I'm working with, it may be left natural, dyed,
carved or embellished with exotic inlay, rock, precious stone or metals. The result is fine wood turned art that all can enjoy.
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My name is Nathan Hemperly. It is a joy to share these fine art wood pieces with you through Marnasi Studios. I have been an artist my whole life and a wood turner over 30 years. It is a real pleasure to make something beautiful. I have painted landscapes and portraits in oil, watercolor, pen & ink and mixed as well, even exploring carving wood and stone.
By far though, turning wood vessels on a lathe is captivating for me. My brother Steve would carve wood with me, which started this journey into collecting trees, cutting, and then making these exciting pieces of wood into fine turned collectable wood art. Thanks Steve.
The beauty of trees is much more than skin or bark deep. It runs all the way through. I truly love working with wood and creating collectable wooden vessels art pieces. I hope you enjoy them also.