114 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603 | 717.299.9496

Al Fox

A State Juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen generating an array of distinctive vases, bowls, and containers from conglomerates of exotic, imported woods. The process by which Fox creates his art is segmented turning. Parts of each carefully designed piece are glued together to create the initial solid form. Fox affixes the wood to a lathe and completes the work with a variety of cutting tools and procedures. Sanding between numerous coats of lacquer adds the finishing touches, producing a polished and one-of-a-kind piece. "I started working with wood back in junior high school," says Fox. "From the introductory corner wall mount shelf to the more elaborate coffee table, I found my desire for wood working turning into a lifelong passion.” Over the next 35 years, Fox used his skills in the carpentry trade, learning still more from the masters with whom he worked for and, eventually, started his own business. That enabled him to indulge a long held desire to build custom furniture. When he relocated to Pennsylvania from Texas, Fox downsized his workshop. "I have since turned to doing more lathe work, no pun intended," he says. "With the discovery of a rainbow of colors available in exotic woods, I was able to produce an array of finely crafted, functional art.”

Al Fox and Linda Billet-collaboration
Al Fox and Linda Billet-collaboration
Glass artwork by Linda Billet. Segmented wood turned Vase by Al Fox. 12" h x 6" w
Like
His Royal Majesty
His Royal Majesty
Lidded vase of 567 pieces of exoctic woods. Base legs are of bent wood construction. 8.5" deep x 22.25" high x 12" wide
Like