Woodturner, Christian Burchard works from his Oregon studio using the indigenous wood from the Pacific Madrone as his chosen material. He turns the green wood when supple, creating undulating vessels then allowing the natural drying process with cracking and warping to become part of the finished piece.
Christian began his career as a furniture maker before going on to study sculpture and drawing at the Museum School in Boston and later Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver.
'I have been working with wood for most of my life. We are comfortable with each other; we have a close relationship and I value that connection immensely.'