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Van Kesteren, from the Netherlands, emerged as one of the first prominent female woodturners. Her simple forms and smooth surfaces contrast the material she shapes. The wood is secondary to the forms she creates, which is almost always a circle. The circle fascinates van Kesteren, because "the circle dares you, you can attack its perfect round form by creating another circle, you can confront it by confronting it with itself…the circle reveals itself in repeatedly new transformations."
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