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Barry Semegran
Woodworker

Lighthouse - Birdseye Maple
Lighthouse - Birdseye Maple
Form and function expressed in wood created from the ideas in the minds of the woodworker and client bring into existence functional beauty and human satisfaction.

Barry Semegran's woodworking covers a wide range from lathe-turned objects to fine furniture such as entertainment centers, coffee tables, night stands, artist easels, picture frames, beds, dressers, and redwood picnic tables.
Huckleberry Finned - Huckleberry Burl
Huckleberry Finned - Huckleberry Burl

















Barry enjoys the inherent beauty latent in wood which is then worked to raise this beauty to the surface, the only part of the object we ever see.

Barry has had very little formal training in the fine arts, although many years of study in philosophy included some emphasis in aesthetics -- the study of beauty. Hands-on woodworking and years of philosophic study can be balancing forces in life, approaching the platonic ideal of an active, healthy body spending time in soul enriching philosophic contemplation.


2005 Dolphin Gallery Exhibit
2005 Dolphin Gallery Exhibit

Barry Semegran Describes His Work
"My woodworking is only a small aspect of my life, although in many ways, all that I am may be seen as contained in the process and the objects that I make. The larger 'canvas,' the much larger block of wood one must work, is one's own life. This is within our creative powers to make beautiful and compassionate, no matter how rough or cruel our previous strokes."

Barry learned production woodworking by manufacturing high quality cypress beehives for a mail order business he and his wife, Jody, ran for over 15 years in rural Georgia. Jody and Barry have made Anchor Bay home since 1988.

2005 Barry Semegran

Screen - Cherry and Tiger Maple
Screen - Cherry and Tiger Maple
Three Piece Jewelry Chest
Three Piece Jewelry Chest


Barry Semegran
P.O. Box 776
Gualala, CA 95445
(707) 884-4606

mail@barrysemegran.com

http://www.barrysemegran.com

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