Each one-of-a-kind turning is made from solid pieces of native and exotic hardwoods; each precisely measured and carefully cut to form a pattern. Some turnings have hand-carved designs in the wood; one has a carved sterling silver ring. All the colors are natural and the interior of each vessel is finished to the same smooth patina as the exterior.
To make each one of-a-kind turning, I apply skills in design, mathematics, woodworking, joinery and finishing. I draw upon years of research to create each piece.
I attempt new ideas in every turning. When successful, I take those concepts and adapt them to other pieces. Once a concept has been proven, I move outside my comfort zone to try new theories and techniques.
My wood turned vessels have been in gallery, museum and corporate exhibitions and received numerous awards, been favorably reviewed by art critics, and featured in many books, magazines and newspapers. The work is in several private, corporate and museum collections.
My one-of-a-kind bowls and cutting boards/serving trays are crafted with the same commitment to detail as my wood turned vessels. Each is carefully constructed to give years of use and beauty.