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About the Artist

Rick And Tasha

Rick Meier (shown here with his Corgi, Tasha) has been turning wood since 1998. The joy of turning comes from uncovering the natural beauty inside a piece of wood, enhancing that beauty by shaping the wood into a form pleasing to the eye. Rick specializes in turning momentos from that tree in the backyard that had to be taken down, preserving the family memories in a piece of art.

He is a member of the Manchester Art Association, the American Association of Woodturners (AAW), and currently serving as vice president of the Central Connecticut Woodturners (CCW).

As a member of CCW, Rick has turned for Mystic Seaport, creating parts for the Freedom ship Amistad, the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan and the fishing schooner L.A. Dunton. He has also turned numerous pieces from iroko wood scrap left over from the construction of the Amistad. Rick has donated these pieces to Amistad America to raise funds to build fish farms for the people of Sierra Leone, where the Amistad slaves were originally from.

Rick has exhibited work at the Forbes Gallery, the Rhode Island Fine Furnishings Show, South Windsor Public Library, Mary Cheney Library in Manchester, the Windham Area Arts Collaborative Gallery, the Suffield on the Green Craft Fair, Manchester Art Association's Show in the Park as well as several national and regional woodturning symposia. His work is available through the Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, in Perkins Cove, Ogonquit, ME

Corgyn Woodworks
152 Hawthorne Street
Manchester, CT

(860) 402-8273

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This Page was last updated on February 19, 2008