Alan Adler Birch Platter
Alan Adler’s early experience is in design, which he studied for his MFA at Pratt Institute in New York. Alan took up wood turning in 2009 and has since received awards at regional competitions and international recognition from peers in “The World of Wood Turners.” Alan is also the founder of Source Packaging and Cases by Source, producing custom packaging for industry clientele.
From Alan: “For many years I was searching for a material and process to reconnect with my design roots and personal creative expression. Always drawn to wood and furniture building, I discovered turning. Nothing measures up to the excitement and discovery of peeling away layers of wood and exposing hidden treasures in grain, texture and color.
I have been fortunate to have met, studied and received advice and encouragement from many of the leading artists in this medium. This has inspired me to experiment beyond my comfort zone with color, carving and techniques borrowed from other art forms.
Major influences in my work come from studying art history and twentieth century masters. Observing simple and elegant forms, textures and patterns and viewing nature have inspired organic relevance that can all be seen throughout my work.”
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