STEVE LOAR is widely recognized as one of the primary innovators in the advancement of the field of contemporary woodturning. His career spans nearly four decades as a woodturner, sculptor, educator, mentor, author, and arts administrator. Steve is known as being a catalyst for new ideas through his teaching of design, nurturing creativity, facilitating small group dynamics, and energizing curriculum development. Steve was fortunate to have had work included in the first Turned Object Show in 1981 and has remained active in producing imaginative and innovative work ever since. His sculptures and writings have been featured in over 31 books, 182 exhibitions, 51 published articles, and is held in over 15 significant museum and private collections. In 2005, Steve retired as a Professor from the Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) in order to become the Founding Director of the Center for Turning and Furniture Design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He retired in 2016 as Professor Emeritus and maintains an active studio in Grand Rapids, MI.
Steve's ArtPrize Entries
These are Steve's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Steve's Past Work
These are images of past work that Steve has done.