"Rude Osolnik was widely admired as one of the finest wood turners in America and his workshops and seminars were in demand around the world. The Queen of England was presented one of his bowls by the U.S. government," a statement from his website reads. "His bowls and signature candlesticks are collector's items and his pieces are in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Atlanta's High Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, The Yale Museum, The Speed Museum, The Kentucky History Museum, The Mayo Clinic, The Connell Gallery and many other fine institutions."
DETAILS: Ambrosia Maple, turned and carved, baseball caps
SIZE: full size
"Rude was known as the grandfather of wood turning in the U.S.," Chris said. "When I was first getting started in woodturning, Rude recommended me as one of the recipients of the Rude Osolnik Scholarship Awards at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg. Over the years he became a mentor and a very dear friend."