brian's bio

 ROYCROFT MASTER ARTISAN

december 2-3

ROYCROFTERS AT LARGE

WINTER ART FESTIVAL

East Aurora Middle School
East Aurora, NY


2020 show schedule

COMING SOON

FINE WoodTURNING

June  24-25

ROYCROFT ART FESTIVAL

Parkdale Middle School
​East Aurora, NY

JULY 7-9

CRAFTS ALLIANCE I

Chautauqua Institute
​Chautauqua, NY

JUNE 10-11

ALLENTOWN ART FESTIVAL

Allentown District
Buffalo, NY

august 26-27

ELMWOOD ART FESTIVAL

Elmwood Avenue
​Buffalo, NY

BRIAN J. NEWTON 

I am a wood-turner living and working in southwest Michigan with my wife and our dogs. I am entirely self-taught and have been honing my turning skills for the past ten years. I've been honored to receive a number of awards at various art shows and exhibitions in both New York and Michigan. In the spring of 2014,  I was accepted as a member of the Roycroft Artisans at Large group, based in East Aurora, NY. I am proud to be a part of this historic artist guild and was incredibly honored when I was accepted as a Master Roycroft Artisan early in 2019.

In the spring of 2019 I became a member of the Blue Coast Artists Group in southwest Michigan. This talented group of artists host a Fall Art Tour during the first weekend of October each year. It's an interesting, engaging and fun event allowing our customers to visit each artist in their working studios - see first-hand how we create our work and be able to interact as you see exactly how we bring our work to life. I hope you'll come out to the shop to see what's new each October. Details and a tour map can be found on my Contact page.

As I've pushed my turning skills to new levels, I've found that I have a true passion for uncovering the hidden beauty that is locked away inside each piece of wood that I mount on my lathe. I love the experience of watching each piece evolve with every pass of my chisel - every cut, revealing more of the character and warmth from within. I consider it my privilege to take a tired old piece of cut wood, and re-purpose it into something new and beautiful - whether it's a decorative art piece, or a functional household item.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy the process of bringing each of the pieces to life.