ROBERT BERGMAN

wood turning


Robert Bergman at his lathe
I am 73 years old and have run a metalworking business for 50 years. One of my early craft mentors was a man in Mineral Point- Harry Nohr. The Nohr home was a salon for young local artists, with many of us being put to work helping Harry prepare his bowl blanks. After Harry died in 1976, I inherited some of his wood. It sat in my shop for 40 years. As I moved towards retirement I began to turn bowls using this material. Now I am cutting wood from a 40 acre timber property we own, drying and processing it into utilitarian and also artistic objects.

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  • Turned Bowl
  • Turned Bowl
  • Turned Bowl

DEMONSTRATION: I will be demonstrating . . .

STUDIO ACCESS: After a short walk between perennial flower gardens, and across a mowed lawn which slants gently upward, there are three steps up into the Hen House Studio/Gallery. The space within is very well lit, but it has a slightly uneven floor. Refreshments will be served.

Credit Cards are not accepted by this artist.

Bob Bergman will be exhibiting at:
Bauer Studio
N-9075 York Center Road, Blanchardville, WI | 608-523-4987
Contact Bob: 608-523-4750 | blacksmith8131@gmail.com | postvilleblacksmith.com