Center for Art In Wood Museum
LeCoff Retirement Gift is a vase for my friend Albert LeCoff, the founder of the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. I don’t think there is anyone you has done more than Albert to promote Wood Art. I am forever grateful for his support.
The Center for Art in Wood is a museum with the largest collection of wood art in the world. I made a visit to the museum during my first year of turning. Albert was at the front desk and welcomed me. We had a long discussion about the founding artists and where I was going on my journey. As the years progressed I got to know Albert and he invited me to sell my art in the museum gallery. I have yet to have a piece in the museum and that is on my bucket list. It is an honor that Albert keeps this piece in his home and wears my color pencil cuff links when he and Tina go on a cruise.
LeCoff Retirement Gift is truly a one of a kind handmade color pencil vase. This stunning Wood Vase features a row of colored pencils surround the top rim. Pyrography symbols are added with a red hot wire. Color is applied in layers with an airbrush. My artist’s signature, Alan Adler is on the base.
If you have a moment check out the wonderful museum store at the Center.
My studio is in Montvale, New Jersey, USA. I turned this piece on a wood lathe and then finished it over many days at the studio bench. My primary tool is the wood lathe. I use it to create the form whether it is a bowl, vase, platter or an art piece. Once I am happy with the structure I take the piece to the workbench where I refine the piece.