About the artist
native of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Avelino Samuel is an accomplished
furniture maker who has only recently concentrated on producing fine woodturnings.
On our most recent trip to the island we met with Avelino at his home
and studio overlooking spectacular Coral Bay on the east end of the island.
outside his workshop filled with saws, grinders and a massive lathe, Avelinos
future pieces lie hidden in a 20-foot wide woodpile of island
logs. Before we met, locals told us that he was well known on the island
and that forest rangers and utility crews alert him when they see downed
trees that he might be interested in.
All of Avelinos turnings feature recycled, St. John woods. Avelino
is represented by fine galleries on St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Creations Gallery is his exclusive outlet in the states.