Photo coutesy of Micheal McLuhan



Stephen Hogbin, while remaining embedded in his own region of Owen Sound is recognized internationally by collectors, educators and professional organizations for his influence in studio wood turning and furniture making. In the early 1970s, he developed a rich vocabulary of alternate forms to the 1000-year-old technique of lathe work. These innovative forms became a keystone to the development of the contemporary domain. Stephen also invented the variable arm milling machine which enables fluid mark making in solid materials and a free form carving process.

Primarily a studio artist with an inclusive and multi discipline approach, he is also an occasional curator and author. His most recently published book is Hogbin on Woodturning: Purpose Form & Technique.

Commissions contact Stephen Hogbin stephen.hogbin@gmail.com

1964 - Graduate, Royal College of Art, London England
1965 - Designer, CFD Partnership Architects, London England
1968 - Emigrated Canada, Instructor, Sheridan College, Ontario
1971 - Opened studio workshop and exhibiting internationally


"Hogbin Reflecting", an article written by Mark Sfirri, published in WOODWORK magazine, February, 2008 (Download PDF)

"The Wood Turned Forms of Stephen Hogbin", an article by Don McKinley from CRAFT HORIZONS magazine, April, 1974 (Download PDF)

2013 “Where Do Ideas Come From? Stephen Hogbin's Canada” Mark Salusbury. Canadian Woodworking. Issue #83 April/May


2000 Stephen Hogbin, "Appearance and Reality: A visual handbook for Artists, Designers and Makers" Cambium Press, Bethel, USA

2000 Stephen Hogbin, "Prototypical Furniture"
Woodwork Magazine, Novato, CA (June)

2003 Stephen Hogbin, "Aspects of Structure"
Woodwork Magazine 61 (August)

2004 Ray Leier et al. "500 Wood Bowls: Bold and Original",
Lark Books, New York

2003/6 Stephen Hogbin, "The Poetics of Fragments"
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound. catalogue (2006)

2006 Jean W. McLauglin, "The Penland Book of Woodworking"
Lark Books, New York

2006 Stephen Hogbin, Fragments

2006 Stephen Hogbin, "Michael Hosaluk: Containment"
Mendel Art Gallery and Saskachewan Craft Council, Saskatoon,

2007 Stephen Hogbin, "2 Chairs in context" Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden. catalogue (2006)

2008 Terry Martin, Kevin Wallace, "New Masters of Woodturning: Expanding the boundaries of wood art", Fox Chapel Publishing, East Petersburg

2008 Stephen Hogbin, "Evaluating: the critique in the studio workshop", Ginger Press Inc. Owen Sound,

2008 Mark Sfirri, "Hogbin Reflecting", Woodwork Magazine, February, 2008.

2009 Stephen Hogbin, "Mentoring" Essay, Studio Magazine, Toronto, September 2009

2009 Ray Hemachandra, "500 Tables: Inspiring Interpretations of Function and Style", Lark Books, New York

2009 Jim Christiansen, "Masters: Woodturning, major works by leading artists", Lark Books, New York

2010 “Wood: Rings of Growth” Mosaic. Serialized over three issues April, May, June + Amer. Woodturner, Aug. Article

2011 “WOOD” Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, Southampton. Catalogue + Curator

2012 “Rethinking the Past” Grey Roots Museum, Owen Sound. Mosaic, Serialized over three issues July, Aug. Sep. Article + Curator

2013 “Hogbin on Woodturning: Purpose, Form and Technique” Fox Chapel Publishing, East Petersburg. Book

2013 “Making the Ker Chair- with Stephen Hogbin” Woodturning No.254 June UK

2013 - Held & Lineberry (Ed.) Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe 2013

2013 & 14 – Stephen Hogbin, Tree stories from Lake Charles
Mosaic Magazine, Owen Sound

2013 – Stephen Hogbin, Relevance: Finding a Context
The Ginger Press Inc. Owen Sound

2014 – Stephen Hogbin. Turning a plate into a bowl
Woodturning. Spring 2014

2015 – Stephen Hogbin. Trees in Place
Publication slated for Fall of 2015 with The Ginger Press, Owen Sound


Many people have worked in my studio workshop or on site bringing their knowledge, sensitivity and skill which has been greatly appreciated over the years.

Eric Clough
Goss Design
Stephen Harris
Tom Jenks
Simon Kitz
Craig Kombargi
Simon MacKay
Christie Pierson
Amanda Wall-Graff
Kevin Yates

All photographs and designs are protected under copyright and may not be used without written permission of Stephen Hogbin

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