My portfolios are all out of date after the Studio Tour. They should be corrected for all sold in a few days. Thanks.

Turning bowls straight from the log is my craft and my art. Working with green wood allows much spontaneity, as shavings flying from the sharp edge of the gouge reveal each new bowl. The inherent beauty is featured by simple shapes. These thin arcs from the log, sanded, polished, and oiled, capture the character and history of each tree, its soul.

Maple, cherry, walnut, oak, ash, apple, peach, poplar … there is so much variety growing in our area. Peculiar details such as grain, color, texture, knots, burls, ant holes, or spalting often determine the final shape. Those traits are my palette and my glazes.  Many pieces are meant to serve as functional salad bowls, while others are created simply for their artistic presence.

The Artisans Studio Tour was a great success. Many thanks to all who made the rounds and came out to see all of us artisans. In spite of the necessity of masking, it felt so good to see everyone again in our studios.

Congratulations to the winner of my raffle, who drove from Mechanicsville Virginia to experience the Tour.
Here is the bowl she won:

Sugar Maple

This is an apple grown by a friend up on Afton Mountain, from a grafted seedling he got from his father-in-law Nick Miller from Ohio. A Johnny Appleseed tree? The block weighed 224# , finished piece still a bit heavy at 7#. Four butterflies hold it together due to the crack running all the way across the bottom. At Gay Street Gallery

The Artisans Studio Tour