Max Brosi, an Irish woodturner is more than just a craftsman. He is also an innovator, a deep thinker and an artist. His journey into woodworking started in early childhood as he started carving walking sticks, and learning how materials can be worked on. After getting formal education in woodworking, Max started his own business, merging his two passions of surfing and woodworking into one, by crafting wooden surfboards. It was during the years of recession when Max started teaching his craft. It is during that time when he really started exploring his creative side, using locally sourced materials and different woodworking processes and techniques. During this period that still continues, Max started creating series of artistic pieces with common theme, effectively transforming his craft into art. Today, his artistic talent is recognized internationally, and he is highly regarded demonstrator and instructor at various seminars and workshops around the world.
- While a child in Ireland, Max Brosi was inspired by a video of Mick O’Donnell turning green wood bowls.
- 2013’s multi-axis piece Rise of the Machines brought Max to the attention of American turners.
- After a damaging fall in 2015, Max turned to more organic, curvy designs.
“A photo in a library book of a sculptural piece by Michael Peterson, carved and sandblasted like the layered rocks in California’s Sandstone Canyon, opened his eyes to what could be made from wood.”