Opened: Sunday, August 4, 2013
Ran through: Sunday, September 1, 2013
My turning career started in high school, but was interrupted by 40 years of science teaching. Now retired, I am turning clean-lined, smoothly finished, pieces from burls and local hard woods. It is a joy to see the figure and grain of the wood appear as the piece is shaped on the lathe. Though I started out favoring functional items, I am now making a mix of functional and decorative turnings. Wedding Goblets are a specialty and exploring the line and weight of plates, bowls, and vase forms is a particular joy. Emphasizing the figure and grain patterns in the wood is a theme that runs through all the work.
The Jubilations are something new. Taking a slab of wood, turning it, cutting it up and mounting it for hanging on a wall is a rush. I am a fascinated maker and spectator in their development.
You can see some of this work in 3 galleries and at several Art and Craft Shows in the greater Southeastern PA region.
Teaching turning is a combination of a loved vocation and a consuming hobby. If you want more information, click on the links to those two sites, or contact me.
What needs do you have that can be satisfied with turned wood? Let me provide the solution for you or teach you to make it for yourself.