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Roddie Pinder

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Roddie Pinder was born and grew up in Spanish Wells, where he still resides. Before becoming a full time artist, he worked for many years as an Out Island Commissioner, a position now called Family Island Administrator.

His love for woodworking lay dormant until he became friends with Mr. Edwin Ferguson from Nassau, who was well known for making wooden spinning tops. He studied briefly with world-renowned wood turner Rude Ofoinik and has never looked back. He is now well known as the premiere wood turner in The Bahamas and presently works out of his workshop on Spanish Wells.

In 1991, he was commissioned by the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce to make a urn of native hardwood for each landfall of Christopher Columbus. In 1992, he turned the urn of Guanahani that was filled with sand from a beach in San Salvador. That same urn now rests in the tomb of Columbus in Santo Domingo.

Roddie uses primarily native woods like Madeira, horseflesh, and cork, along with other exotic hard woods.

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Mr. Roddie Pinder

P.O. Box EL-27424, Russell Island, SW
(242) 333-4656

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Latitude: 25.545060000
Longitude: -76.775490000
Elevation: 46 FT (14 M)
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