Dennis Fuge

 

Dennis Fuge http://www.timeforyou.net/

dennis fuge

Artist Profile

Dennis Fuge is a self-taught wood turner from Mendham, NJ, who has been turning for 40 years and spent time in South Africa, Hong Kong and the USA. Dennis was President of the New Jersey Woodturners Association and has demonstrated at events up and down the east coast. He turns a wide variety of items, but his main focus is on deep hollow vessels, platters and artistic pieces. His web site contains a great deal of information about his work and various projects of interest to wood turners, it can be viewed at http://www.timeforyou.net. In recent years Dennis has attended the Arrowmont School of Art and spent a few days with Dave Register in the UK. A lot of his work focuses on what nature has already started and he allows the wood together with its flaws and faults to determine what the finished item will look like. Some of his work will only use wood as a canvas and he creates some very eye catching pieces, using color, mixed media and carving. Many of the woods he works with are from New Jersey and are what he calls “road kill” or rescue timber. Dennis is a regular teacher at the Peters Valley School of Craft.