Philip Hauser has been a woodturner since 1987. His objective is to emphasize the natural beauty and the imperfections of whole pieces of wood. Mother Nature produces an infinite variety of interesting shapes, colors and contortions, and Philip’s goal is to work with the natural flow to create pleasing pieces of turned wood. He is committed to creating traditionally shaped pieces for everyday use as well as for decoration.
He likes to turn local woods including cherry, maple, black walnut, black locust, hickory, as well as some other less known species. In addition, some of his pieces use more exotic imports such as coolibah, red gum, eucalyptus and ebony to name a few. In the last few years he has discovered mesquite, a desert tree with excellent stability, colors and wood grain.
Philip Hauser is a long time member of the American Association of Woodturners. He is a member of the Bucks Turners in PA, the First State Turners in New Castle DE and he is the former President of the DelVal Turners in Moorestown NJ. Since 2004 he is a State juried member of the Pennsylvania Craft Guild. He exhibits his work at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, at the 43 Canal Studio in New Hope, PA and at the Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield, CT.
Over the last few years he has been an exhibitor at a number of juried craft shows in the region, such as: the Perkins Center in Collingswood NJ, the New Hope Arts Center show “Works in Wood”, the Princeton Craft show; the Lincoln Center Craft Show in New York City, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Hagley museum craft shows in Wilmington, DE., and most recently the Black Rock Gallery in Germantown Maryland, as well as others.