Having turned my first bowl over 40 years
ago, I was immediately captivated by the spiritual beauty
inherent in all wood and especially in the process
of creating art on the lathe. From that initial experience in
turning, I was hooked.
Teaching the art of
working wood and participating in the crafting of wood has taken
me to many parts of the world. From the Mid-west and the
South-west in America, to West and Central Africa, to the
sun-burnt outback of Australia, I have been blessed to work
with a vast array of exotic wood species. As a result, I have
sought to combine and experiment with these rare and beautiful
woods in this current series of C/S segmented vessels.
Drawing upon my experiences with wood in near and distant
lands, I now attempt to create pieces that captivate the viewer
without the need for an interpretation or an interpreter. Free
from the need to explain, clarify or pronounce, the viewer is
able to unceremoniously appreciate the form for its intrinsic
beauty and delicate grace.
My goal is to produce art in simple, classic shapes that come as
near to perfection in finish and form as my skills allow.
Therefore, the result is the creation of art works that are as
powerful in their intricate design as in their exquisite beauty.
Ultimately, it is my intent that these simple classic shapes
will inspire the wandering of your imagination and create a
lasting monument to the fascinating, endearing, and timeless
beauty that is wood.