About The Artists

Bear Limvere

The objective, and challenge, of Bear’s artistry is to discover and reveal the beauty and essence of wood. His technique and sense of form is continuously honed to best expose the beauty and spirit of the tree. Incorporating features such as natural edges, bark, and voids in a sensually pleasing form is one way of honoring the infinite variety that nature creates. The lathe allows Bear to combine lush forms with stunning natural materials.

Bear draws inspiration for his turnings from many sources. He is influenced by Native American pottery of the Southwest, Classical and Oriental forms, and the wood itself.

Bear has been working with wood for as long as he can remember. He studied cabinet-making with an elderly carpintero, who taught Bear to talk to his woods, asking if they wanted to be part of the project.

In addition to creating full-size artistic and functional pieces, Bear is a noted miniaturist, creating scaled miniature pieces for collectors. Bear at lathe

Bear also does Victorian-style Ornamental Turning. The picture at the right is of Bear demonstrating Ornamental Turning at the Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium in 2003. Bear has developed methods of doing complex OT work on a standard lathe.

For more information, visit Bear’s personal website at: BearLimvere.com

Bear’s Affiliations

  • The Society of Ornamental Turners of London
  • American Association of Woodturners
  • Ornamental Turners International
  • American Craft Council, Professional Member
  • Artisan Member of International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA)
  • The Raven Dancers
  • Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys

Alisa Limvere

beaded vase

Alisa enjoys working in several media, including woodwork, beadwork, fabric, and leather, and using several techniques such as carving, pyrography, painting, and weaving. She has been working in wood for over 20 years and makes elegant jewelry boxes.

Alisa’s Affiliations

  • American Association of Woodturners
  • Front Range Woodturners, Board of Directors
  • The Society of Technical Communication
  • The Raven Dancers
  • Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys
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