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Mehrdad has always loved working with wood. He started with making small gift boxes and furniture and has progressed to woodturning. Woodturning has become a passion to Mehrdad, and it allows him to bring out the natural inner beauty of any wood. He particularly enjoys the artistic impressions allowed by turning tropical and exotic woods from all over the world as well as beautiful domestic, reclaimed and salvaged woods.

Mehrdad's artistic turning ability has him branching into segmented bowls. Other forms turned by Mehrdad include; wall hangings, vases, and platters, small and ornamental bowls, salad bowls and lidded boxes. His creative eye for designing shapes and coordinating the natural colors of woods makes his turnings uniquely beautiful. Each turning has a clear topcoat finish or natural oil finish. On occasion he incorporates other media such as colors, inlayed materials, leather and soft metals.

Born in the ancient city of Isfahan, Iran, Mehrdad immigrated to the United States at the age of 20. He has been living in the Lake Stevens, Washington area since the early 80's. Mehrdad attended the University of Washington, majoring in architecture before going to work for Boeing, where he has been since 1979. He works on the 747 and 767 aircrafts.

Being raised in Iran with all of the ancient artifacts and structures plus the Native American pottery and art, have been great sources of inspiration for many of his turnings. The beauty and grace of the shapes created by nature have influenced his creations pleasing and inviting forms.

You can view Mehrdad's turnings at the following Galleries:
  • Northwest Fine Woodworking-Seattle and Bellevue, WA
  • Photomontage Gallery-Kirkland, WA
  • Woodturners Gallery-Newport, OR

Lake Stevens, WA
Home: 425-335-4937
Work: 425-345-0130
Email: [email protected]

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Pin Dot Maple Burl
11" tall by 15" diameter

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Manzanita Root Burl
6 1/2 " tall by 6 " diameter

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Algerita Root Burl
9 " tall by 5 1/2 " in diameter

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Segmented Bowl
(Imbuya, Limba, Lacewood, Mahogany, Ebony, Elk Antler, Black dyed castello vaneer, and Maple vaneer)
7" tall by 6 in wide

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