Joel is a self-taught woodturner who creates segmented vessels and focuses on their shape and color. Earlier pieces tended to use multiple species to obtain the desired colors but his more recent works appear to be created from dyed maple. These make me think of the work of Donald Derry with the bright, deep colors and highly polished finish.
Joel has pieces in several galleries around the U.S. including Earthenworks Gallery in Port Townsend and La Conner, WA, and he has works that are installed as Corporate Art.
To see more of Joel’s work, visit his website at http://www.joelhunnicutt.com