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    Posted 8 years ago

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    I acquired this one of a kind Designer Vision 2012 wood bowl around January of 2013. The bowl, measuring about 8 inches in diameter and 5 1/2 inches in height, is a hand turned bowl designed and manufacturer by John May. Signed on its bottom " John May", this bowl is featured by the the Designs Beautiful's apartment in the Design Vision showcase.
    John May is a native of Jackson, New Hampshire who is noted for his excellent hand turned wood work.
    I welcome any and all information pertaining to this item.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Nice looking piece you have there. Looks like it was turned from the burl. I don't know the individual who turned this but I did live in New Hampshire for close to 30 years. There is a wood turning club/group in Jackson and I rather imagine he would either be a member there or someone in the group would know him and/or his work. The population of Jackson is a few hundred so everyone knows everyone else.
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      This is from American Wood Turners although I do not know which edition.

      A few early turners, like John May
      and Joyce Anderson, were strongly influenced by
      Scandinavian modernism, an enthusiasm that
      swept America’s design community in the period
      immediately before World War II. May’s work, like
      Scandinavian design, offered soft but exacting
      contours that bridged the gap between modernist
      purism and commercial appeal.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      I would check the signature stamp on this piece before assuming it is the same person. It looks like an original and if so it is worth a few thousand dollars. See the link below to compare signature and design style.

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