The Artisans Studio Tour is Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13, 10 – 5. My studio will be set up with all my wares on display, ready for you to visit. Because of all my preparation for this event I have not been able to update my galleries. So I have some 50 pieces on hand that are not represented on the website, and I will update the galleries after the show.
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.