February 17, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Gallery Exhibition: The Nature of Wood with Wes Jones

The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning is pleased to present works by local artist and craftsman, Wes Jones, in our Georgia Gallery. Wes is a lifelong woodworker and woodturner based in Lawrenceville, GA. A retired engineer, Wes now works full-time as a woodturning artist specializing in large decorative pieces, such as bowls, hollowforms, and vases. He is most well-known for his large hollowform creations made from native trees. His pieces can be found in private collections throughout the country and the world. His work has been displayed at the Reinhardt College Museum of Art, the Georgia National Fair, the John C. Campbell Folk School, the Douglasville Art Center, the Perry Art Center, and at various art shows and woodturning symposiums.

Wes is very active in promoting the development of woodturning art and furthering woodturning education. Wes is a frequent woodturning demonstrator at various woodturning clubs and commercial venues. He periodically teaches woodturning courses at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina as well as giving private woodturning instruction at his studio. Wes has demonstrated at the Turning Southern Style woodturning symposium and the Southern States woodturning symposium. He has published a number of articles in the American Woodturner and Woodturning Design magazines.


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