Elvio Design: Exquisite wooden trinket boxes and more…with a twist!
Lanchi Vo, a new artist to this art show, will be sharing her beautiful wood turned items. All of her art is either hand made and/or hand threaded on a lathe. Please check out her website to view her artwork and read her descriptions about each piece she has lovingly made.
A little about the artist:
I grew up in Vietnam, got transplanted to Hawaiian soil for a few years before taking roots here in San Jose, California. Growing up in the tropic, I was surrounded by wooden items as household commodities. I developed a love for fine timbers at an early age. It was only natural that I became a wood collector with a growing stash of timbers from all over the world. However, I tumbled into woodturning quite by accident. It all happened in a moment of nostalgia, when I suddenly longed for a nice pair of Mun ebony chopsticks–just like what I had when I was a kid (I love to eat, among other things!). Found none, so I searched for the Mun, purchased a lathe and made myself a few. I have gone a long way since those wooden sticks.
As a wood collector and woodturner, I take pleasure in showcasing the incredible beauty found in the variety of timbers I have accumulated. My turnings usually have simple profile, minimal decorative accents–nothing to distract from the wood’s natural beauty. That said, the intricate details are hidden in the threaded caps, my specialty. The screw-on cap adds a significant level of complexity and an element of surprise, an unexpected “twist” to the box. I take the surprise a step further, disguising the box in natural forms: acorns, mushrooms, eggplants…or small wooden pendants with secret compartment. The result is a whimsical, unique container for your “precious” items.