I started woodworking in the early 1990’s making furniture and built-
Over the years I have attended turning class taught by Al Stirt, Don Derry, and Jimmy Clewes and others. These classes and training really helped with my tool and turning skills but just as important I acquired knowledge about form, function and how the wood grain and texture guides the turning decisions.
I enjoy the process of turning and I use a mix of planning and serendipity as the creative process evolves. Since woodturning is a subtractive art form there needs to be some planning involved along with knowledge of the natural medium and its tendencies. It is the unknown and spontaneous nature of working wood that intrigues me but also the process of how to get to the final piece. I enjoy showing others this craft and enabling their wonder in what is hidden within the wood.
May 7th 2018 -