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Andr� Turbide

   Popular Artist

Originally from Kirkland Lake in Northern Ontario, André has lived in the Ottawa Gatineau area since 1967. He worked in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry for over thirty years.


Once retired,   he became interested in woodturning. What started out as a hobby quickly became a passion.



André has been a member of Valley Woodturners since the late nineties and was treasurer of the club for five years.


André has been involved with the visual arts show, Art au Pluriel, since it was launched in 2006. The goal of this show is to promote all of the visual arts in the Gatineau Ottawa region. He has shown his pieces at this juried visual arts show for the past four years.



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At my home by appointment. Please contact me by phone at 819-561-3562 or by e-mail at

May 7 to 10 2009, at La maison de la culture, Boulevard de la Gappe, Gatineau.

I'll also be at Art au Pluriel on Nov. 12, 13 and 14,  2010 in Hull at the Tétreau Community Center. see:

You can also visit the new boutique "Les Boiseries du Ruisseau" at 12 Chemin Valley in Wakefield QC ( 891-459-8636 ) where my work is for sale.

Artist Statement

I use local timber almost exclusively for my turnings . I highlight the natural beauty and texture of the wood by careful planning of shape and form. My goal is to produce pieces that are both functional and elegant.


As a woodturner, I use as much reclaimed lumber as possible. Logs that would end up in landfill, or go up in smoke as firewood, become functional or artistic turning. I limit my use of exotic wood to add a contrast or to produce small turnings.


I keep after turning embellishments to a minimum.


Once I have selected a piece of wood to mount on my lathe, I carefully study the grain pattern and texture before deciding on what I will produce.  I turn platters, bowls and vases, with an emphasis on the finishing. A great bowl with a poor finish is never acceptable.


Smaller pieces that are left over from the shaping of a piece easily become tops, weed pots, bottle stoppers or other small items.


I've shown my pieces at Art au Pluriel, a juried art show, for the past 4 years.


If you wish to see other pieces, you may make an appointment to visit my shop and you can visit my facebook page.


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