JACK DE VOS
About the piece
11” h x 6” dia.
About the artist
In 1952 Jac parents migrated to Western Australia and settled in the Perth area. He spent his early working life as a carpenter in the cottage building industry. In 1968 he purchased a citrus orchard in Pinjarra. Ten years later, in 1978, he moved to Keysbrook 50 km south of Perth where he planted a stonefruit orchard.
In 1982, whilst waiting for the trees to mature and give him an income, he grew tomatoes and took up woodturning to supplement his earnings. As Jack became deeper involved in woodturning it started to dominate his life more and more and in 1993 he sold his orchard and took up woodturning full time.
Today woodturning is still a passion with him and he is constantly developing new techniques, designs and ideas, which he readily shares through his popular demonstrations, teaching sessions and seminars both locally and overseas.