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Born in London, England, Dennis Elliott began playing drums in his family's band at age 5. While other children were out playing ball he was practicing and learning to read music. He turned professional when he was 16, and played with various bands touring Europe. Elliott met his wife, Iona in New York when he was touring America with the jazz band "IF" on his 20th birthday.

Several years later his wife introduced him to woodturning by giving him a
lathe attachment for his Black & Decker power drill. He found his new hobby very
relaxing and spent countless hours developing his technique and skill.

Elliott and his wife settled in New York in 1975 and never looked back. Dennis joined and was a founding member of the rock band "Foreigner" and traveled
around the world with them. With this new band he achieved some notoriety but
continued to develop his unique turning and carving style when he was home. He
experimented with all types of local and foreign hardwoods and burl woods but
found Maple Burl to be the best suited for aesthetics, stability and durability. His Bigleaf Maple Burl Wall Sculptures, large vessels and interactive "Gemini Orbital" pieces are instantly recognizable and have been internationally acclaimed. His published works are continually featured in magazines and books worldwide.

Dennis was awarded "The Cohn Award for Excellence in Wood" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Show. His works are in over a dozen Museum
collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum - Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., The Museum of Arts & Design in New York City, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

In 1996 Dennis did a live online chat on AOL's Auditorium and has his own web
presence at http://www.denniselliott.com

Elliott is very well known and very much admired in his field. His work has inspired both fellow artists and collectors alike. His work is in many private and corporate collections and has been featured in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions. His work can be found in prestigious galleries around the
country.

Several years after retiring from the band in 1993, Dennis and his wife moved to SW Florida in 1997. Dennis when not at work creating his works in wood enjoys boating.

 

     
  Sculpted Open Vessel - B2101
1998, turned, carved & burned bigleaf Maple Burl, 13" x 19 1/4"
diameter
  C2145 - Hollow Vessel
Bigleaf Maple Burl, 14 1/2" x 19 1/2"
 
     
  Gemini I - C2149
Bigleaf Maple Burl & Stainless Steel, 20 1/2" x 20" x 4 1/4"
  Gemini Wall Series - C2152
Bigleaf maple burl & stainless steel
28" x 38" x 2 1/2"
 
     
  Large Gemini Vortex - C2160
turned, carved & burned Bigleaf Maple Burl,
29 1/2" x 20 1/2" x 5 1/8"
  Gemini Orbital Crescent - C2170
turned, carved & burned
Bigleaf Maple Burl & stainless steel
24 3/4" high 17" wide 6" deep
 
     
  C2174- Split Personality
Bigleaf Maple burl and stainless steel,
18 1/2" x 15 3/8" x 5"
  C2200 Large Gemini
Bigleaf Maple Burl
34 5/8" high 18" wide 12" deep
 
     
  C2192 - Axis Orbital
Bigleaf Maple Burl, laminated birch and stainless steel
28 3/4" x 17" x 8"
  Gemini Orbital - C2180
Bigleaf Maple burl & stainless steel,
25 1/2" x 16 1/2" x 4 1/2"
 
     
  C2203 Wall Sculpture
Bigleaf Maple Burl, 31" x 31" x 2"

  C2204 Sculpted Vessel
Turned, carved & burned Bigleaf Maple Burl, 15"high x 19 1/2" diameter
 
     
  C2209 Wall Sculpture
Bigleaf Maple Burl, 21 1/2" X 30" X 1 1/2" deep

  C2212 Wall Sculpture
Turned, carved, bleached & burned, Bigleaf Maple Burl, 26" high 39" wide 1 1/2" deep
In the collection of Robert M. Bohlen
 
     
  C2213 - Sculpted Deep Open Bowl
Turned, carved & burned Bigleaf Maple Burl,
8" high 14" diameter
  C2214 Shallow Sculpted Vessel with detailing
turned, carved & burned Bigleaf Maple Burl
3 1/2" high 15 3/4" diameter
 
     
  C2215 Wall Sculpture
Turned, carved & burned Bigleaf Maple Burl,
31" high 37" wide 2" deep
  C2223 Sculpted Wall Mirror
lathe turned, carved and burned
Bigleaf Maple Burl
32" high 38" wide 3" deep

 
 

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