Dewey Garrett


Educated in engineering, Dewey Garrett took up the wood lathe in order to develop general woodworking skills for cabinetry and furniture. He found the process so stimulating and challenging that wood-turning has become a dedicated creative pursuit.. He is a self-taught turner and makes and modifies his tools to create unique turnings. His work is an ongoing exploration of the structure of forms constrained by the symmetry and simplicity of a lathe.

His work is regularly exhibited in National and International juried competitions for both woodturning and three-dimensional art.

    BSEE, Northwestern University, 1969
    MSE, University of California at Los Angeles, 1971

    Dunn Gallery Kapa'au, Hawaii
    Northwest Fine Woodworking -- Seattle, WA
    del Mano -- Los Angeles, CA
    Gallery M -- Half Moon Bay, CA
    American Art Company -- Tacoma, WA

Public Collections:

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
The University of Michigan Museum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mesa Art Center, Mesa, Arizona
The Ray County Museum, Richmond, Missouri
The White House, Washington, DC
American Association of Woodturners Permanent Collection, St. Paul, Minnesota