Binh Pho

Binh Pho

On Wednesday, August 23rd, the world lost gifted artist, visionary, and friend, Binh Pho. We mourn the loss of a kind and creative spirit who generously supported and influenced so many people in positive ways. 

We are blessed to have known Binh, and we celebrate his life and honor his legacy. Our hearts go out to Binh's family.

In Binh's memory, we'd like to share the article (click to read), "Binh Pho: AAW Honorary Lifetime Member," by Kevin Wallace, which appeared in the June 2017 issue of American Woodturner. 

My life and work is always concerned with moving beyond boundaries – from escaping the Communists in Vietnam following the Fall of Saigon for a new life in the United States, to expanding the language of woodturning and exploring expansive media and processes. All of the work I have created and exhibited over the last decade has been narrative and conceptual, in some cases it is autobiographical and in others fictional, as is the case with Shadow of The Turning, the exhibition that is currently touring museums. I love to combine the beauty of nature, craft traditions and the language of art to imbue each of my works with a soul – a life that goes beyond my initial ideas and expands with the experiences and imagination of the viewer.

Vanishing fireflies by Binh Pho

Vanishing Fireflies

Cast glass, bronze
18.5"h x 10.5"w x 10.5"d

children of gaia by Binh Pho

Children of Gaia

Collaboration with Alain Mailland
Hackberry, maple, acrylic paints
14"h x 19"w x 17"d

glowing origin of a dream by Binh Pho

Glowing Origin of a Dream

Collaboration with Kay Kahn
Box elder ,maple, acrylic paints
17"h x 12"w x 10"d

when will I see you again by Binh Pho

When Will I See You Again

Box elder, paint
20"h x 14"w x 4"d

gateless dream by Binh Pho

Gateless Dream

Cast glass, paint
6"h x 12.5"w x 13.5"d

zen on the run by Binh Pho

Zen on the Run

Box elder burl, Amarillo, maple, acrylic paints
8"h x 16"w x 10"d

garden of hope by Binh Pho

Garden of Hope

Collaboration with Cynthia Gibson
Box elder, paint, pyrography
4.5"h x 2.75"w x 2.75"d

Drifting Away by Binh Pho

Drifting Away

Box elder, fused glass, acrylic paints
25"h x 30"w x 16"d

glass wings by Binh Pho

Glass Wings

Cast glass, paint
6.5"h x 4"d

drifting dreams by Binh Pho

Drifting Dream

Collaboration with Graeme Priddle
Cypress, birch, acrylic paints
14.5"h x 3.75"w x 4.25"d

Painting the Sun by Derek Weidman and Binh Pho

Painting the Sun

Collaboration with Derek Weidman
Holly, maple, birch, mahogany, acrylic paints
24"h x 22"w x 21"d

Heaven Can Wait by Binh Pho

Heaven Can Wait

Cast Glass, Acrylic Paints
13"h x 8"d

Happy Day by Binh Pho

Happy Day

Collaboration with Annette Barlow
Walnut, Huon Pine, Birch, Acrylic Paints
12"h x 12"w x 1.5"d

Happy New Year by Binh Pho

Happy New Year

Collaboration with Annette Barlow
Walnut, Jarrah, Birch, Acrylic Paints
12"h x 12"w x 1.5"d

Flying Flowers by Binh Pho

Flying Flowers

Fiddleback Maple, Birch, Cast Glass
15"h x 15"w x 5"d

Imperial Jasmine Princess by Binh Pho

Imperial Jasmine Princess

Collaboration with Cynthia Carden Gibson
Bradford Pear, Acrylic Paints, Gold Leaf
9.5"h x 8.5"w x 4"d

Arwen by Binh Pho and Alain Mailland


Collaboration with Alain Mailland
Box Elder, European Afzelia burl
10"h x 12.5"w 12.5"d

The Knower and the Known by Binh Pho

The Knower and the Known

Collaboration with Joey Richardson
Box elder, sycamore, cast glass, acrylic paints
16"h x 12"w x 8"d

Nature’s Dance by Binh Pho

Nature’s Dance

Collaboration with Alain Mailland
Redwood, African blackwood, box elder, Birch, sterling silver, acrylic paints.
40"h x 24"w x 18"d

Nature’s Dance by Binh Pho

Festival of Fire

Walnut, paper, ceramic, box elder, aluminum, acrylic paints
72"h x 23"w x 18"d