Born in 1956, woodturner John Ecuyer lives and works in Matakohe, Northland, New Zealand, with his wife Anne, daughter Trista and son Aaron. His contemporary pieces are found in public and private collections throughout New Zealand and the rest of the World.
"Woodturning caught my eye in the late eighties and I still have not let it go. The drive to make the next new piece has now consumed over twenty years and although I have used other mediums I find I am still drawn back to wood.
My pieces are turned on a lathe and then the fun begins with the embellishment of a piece. The vessel has been my subject matter and the potential in that form is still boundless. Techniques often point to new potentials as well as the aesthetics that change as we age.
I will continue to make pieces by hand despite the pressures to join the design only world. It is this hands on process that I live for."