Ena Dubnoff creates elegant turned wood pieces crafted on a wood lathe. An architect by profession, she applies the same aesthetic and problem-solving skills finely honed in her architectural projects to her work in wood. She shapes her various wooden objects into art that often incorporates architectural materials such as concrete and engineered wood. Her work takes a variety of forms: bowls, vases; and wood to wear – bangles, cuffs, earrings, and neckpieces.
Ena has lectured extensively and been a faculty member at the University of Southern California, Southern California Institute of Architecture, and Pennsylvania State University. She served for many years as a board member of the Los Angeles Community Design Center.
Her work can be seen at Freehand Gallery in Los Angeles, SALT on Abbott Kinney in Venice, RUMBA in Santa Monica, FRINGE in Sacramento, RUMBA in Santa Monica, and the American Crafts Council Show in San Francisco this August. One of her pieces was selected for exhibition in a national juried show “Small Wonders” at the Maryland Federation of Art and a piece was recently selected to be included in a juried exhibition "Turnabout: Women at the Lathe" which will travel to three cities in 2018.