Collection Focus: David Ellsworth at RAM

An influential presence in the modern wood turning community, David Ellsworth has both channeled and challenged the idea of functional turned wood vessels. At one point, he began creating his own bent turning tools to achieve his conceptual and aesthetic goals. Between 2001 and 2011, the Racine Art Museum had the good fortune of acquiring over 40 works by Ellsworth—with a sizable number of pieces created over a broad period of time, both small and large scale.

This 20-page study guide features an essay on the significance of Ellsworth's work along with color images of some the pieces within RAM's permanent collection.