By the Bay Gallery in Morro Bay, California
By the Bay Gallery is open daily and featuring American crafts and fine jewelry since 1988
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Plywood Sculpture: Robert Hargrave


Robert Hargrave's Plywood Sculpture mirrors have been a staple of By the Bay's inventory for over twenty years. His unique product starts out with numerous layers of Birch, Fir, Lauan, and other select woods, laminated together to form thick pieces of plywood which are then shaped and contoured to accentuate the dark lamination lines.

"Beauty is often found in unexpected places. Few people would expect anything made from plywood to be beautiful, yet they are often surprised and intrigued when they learn this fact about my work."

Robert then laminates a very special Birch plywood from Russia to a darker Lauan plywood from Indonesia, then carves them to reveal the previously hidden core.

The results are often compared to some rare and exotic wood, skillfully brought to life. The Plywood Sculpture line consists of nearly seventy contemporary designs that are functional as well as decorative.

All of my designs have a fluid sense of movement, emphasized by the black glue line.

Each piece is signed and given a smooth, maintenance free lacquer finish.

895 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442 | 805-772-5563 |
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