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Bear Limvere

Bear Limvere

The objective, and challenge, of Bear's artistry is to discover and reveal the beauty and essence of wood. His technique and sense of form is continuously honed to best expose the beauty and spirit of the tree. Incorporating features such as natural edges, bark, and voids in a sensually pleasing form is one way of honoring the infinite variety that nature creates. The lathe allows Bear to combine lush forms with stunning natural materials.

Bear draws inspiration for his turnings from many sources. He is influenced by Native American pottery of the Southwest, Classical and Oriental forms, and the wood itself.

Bear has been working with wood for as long as he can remember. He studied cabinet-making with an elderly carpintero, who taught Bear to talk to his woods, asking if they wanted to be part of the project.

Bear at lathe

In addition to creating full-size artistic and functional pieces, Bear is a noted miniaturist, creating scaled miniature pieces for collectors.

Bear also does Victorian-style Ornamental Turning. The picture at the right is of Bear demonstrating Ornamental Turning at the Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium in 2003. Bear has developed methods of doing complex OT work on a standard lathe.

For more information, visit Bear's personal website at: BearLimvere.com


Bear's Affiliations

  • The Society of Ornamental Turners of London
  • American Association of Woodturners
  • Ornamental Turners International
  • American Craft Council, Professional Member
  • Member of International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA)
  • Front Range Woodturners, Board of Directors
  • International Native American Flute Association
  • The Raven Dancers
  • Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys

Awards & Recognitions

  • Third Place In Category, Evergreen Arts 2006
  • Best Booth Award, Applewood Arts Standley Lake 2005
  • Best Booth Award, Applewood Arts Castle Rock 2004. Judged by fellow artists.
  • Best Multi-axis Turning, Front Range Woodturners Challenge, July 2003
  • Best Candle or Oil Lamp holder, Front Range Woodturners Challenge, June 2003
  • Best Surface Ornamentation, Front Range Woodturners Challenge, April 2003
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Alisa Limvere

beaded vase

Alisa enjoys working in several media, including woodwork, beadwork, fabric, and leather, and using several techniques such as carving, pyrography, painting, and weaving. She has been working in wood for over 20 years and makes elegant jewelry boxes.

Alisa's Affiliations

  • American Association of Woodturners
  • Front Range Woodturners, Board of Directors
  • The Society of Technical Communication
  • The Raven Dancers
  • Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys
beaded vase

Awards & Recognitions

  • Best Booth Award, Applewood Arts Standley Lake 2005
  • Best Booth Award, Applewood Arts Castle Rock 2004. Judged by fellow artists.

Alisa and Bear collaborate on many pieces, combining their respective skills to create multi-media works of art.

Bear and Alisa are both are very active in the Denver Native American community.


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Some Favorite Links

Front Range Woodturners
A Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners http://frontrangewoodturners.com
The Society of Ornamental Turners
Providing information on the subject of ornamental turning both to society members and to newcomers to the craft. http://www.the-sot.com/
Ornamental Turners International
Welcome to the new Ornamental Turners International Website. Make Your Own Rose Engine. Jon Magill Ornamental Rose Engine ... http://www.ornamentalturners.org/
OrnamentalTurning.net
The online resource for ornamental turning ... Resource for ornamental turning enthusiasts showcasing the craft, machinery, tools, news and events, gallery, videos, books, articles, bibliography. http://ornamentalturning.net/
LadyBug Fairies
Welcome to the World of Whimsy - Ladybug-Fairies.com - Do you believe? Unique custom miniature fairies and fairy homes delighting the hearts and minds of children of all ages. http://www.ladybug-fairies.com/
Around the Woods
Wood turning tips, techniques and projects for the beginner and advanced. http://aroundthewoods.com
Heidi Ott Dolls & Miniatures
Quality Dolls house dolls, working miniature Grandfather clocks, high quality dolls house furniture, dolls house miniatures and dolls house dolls clothes, all designed by Heidi Ott in Switzerland. http://www.heidiott.co.uk
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