Strathbutler Artists Featured in NBCCD “NB Craft Heroes” November 14th To celebrate important contributors to the New Brunswick craft sector, the New Brunswick Crafts Council (NBCC/CMANB) is hosting a casual celebration, “NB Craft Heroes”, beginning at 6:30pm on Saturday, November 14th at Winner’s Lounge, just outside the Capital Exhibit Centre Fredericton. At this event, the[…]
A former dairy farmer who had worked with wood all his life, Dunphy turned to fine crafts in 1981. New Brunswick artisan Gordon Dunphy, whose wood-turned vessels are held in collections in Canada and abroad, died in hospital Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 74. He turned stumps and burls into smooth, often[…]
This is what’s important to try to catch — that spirit that trees have, especially big old hardwood trees, and if I can catch that and make it look simple, the best forms are those that look as if they just happened … – Gordon Dunphy, 2002
… Dunphy’s respect for his material allowed him to transcend his own craft.