I have had a life long interest in design, form and the creative use of local natural materials in creating artistic work with wood.
My home since 1998 is in North Carolina, a major center of American woodcraft. I am focused on turning both artistic and functional / utilitarian objects from wood.
I use simple, graceful shapes to showcase the beauty of Native American woods like box elder, birch, cherry, apple, pecan, maple, walnut, cedar, heart pine, chestnut and pear. Occationally I incorporate exotic woods, stains, glass and metallic resin in my work.
I have studied with Dick Sing at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School and Christian Burchard at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. I have also participated in small group workshops with David Ellsworth, Trent Bosch, Bjorn Berger, Ray Key, Al Stirt, Gary Gardner and other master turners with national and international reputations. I attended the NC Woodturners Symposium in 2003, 2005, 2007 ,2009,2011 and 2013 as well as the National Symposium of the American Association of Woodturners in 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2014.
My work was featured in a show at the Gregg Museum of Art + Design which was curated by Dale Nish. The link below is an interview from that exhibit.
I am a member of the American Association of Woodturners and the Woodturners Guild of North Carolina.