I’ve been shooting Joel Hunnicutt’s work for a number of years and it is always interesting and challenging. His work is deceptively simple.
His shapes are clean and elegant, but the construction is very complex, being built of staves like a barrel, the cut apart and re-glued, then turned to its final shape, and finally glazed with color. The colors are particularly challenging because they are transparent and often dichroic. Add to that the natural refractive properties of the wood grain and you get colors that will fool the eye and the camera. It looks one color from one angle, and another from a different angle. Three of these are new forms for Joel. Enjoy!