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As an engineer in the 1930s, Lindquist operated a vertical turret-lathe for General Electric. He began his artistic career around the same time in his workshop in the Adirondack Mountains, where he discovered spalted wood in the 1950s. His study of Oriental, Native American, and Greek, vases have influenced the ceramic quality of his pieces. He developed techniques of blind boring and reverse turning to create hollow vessels. He was also one of the first to explore the use of scraps and more delicate pieces of wood that were previously considered unsuitable for turning.
Natural Top Bowl
Natural Top Hopi Bowl
Turned and Carved Sculptural Vase #4