Hoyt Brown, Second Generation Brasstown Carver
Hoyt Brown grew up in Clay County, North Carolina, the son of renowned Brasstown Carvers, Hope and Glen Brown. Hoyt has been working with wood since 1972, primarily turning natural edged bowls and carving figures in the Brasstown Carver's style. Hoyt’s award-winning pieces are collected nationally and internationally.
Hoyt actively seeks maple and cherry burls to create his exceptional bowls. He works with a variety of local wood varieties including sassafras, dogwood, walnut, and buckeye. It is important to Hoyt to incorporate the natural characteristics and imperfections in each piece of wood as accents in his finished pieces, preferring to finish his pieces with a lacquer in order to highlight the natural colors and grain patterns of the wood.
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