My turnings can be found in the following locations in the local communities, the Twin Cities area, and in Wisconsin and Montana:
Gallery Exhibits, Gift Shops, Shows and Festivals
- Dragonfly and Damsel Gallery, S304 McKay Ave, Spring Valley, WI;
- Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN - ongoing;
- Minnetonka Center for the Arts Gift Shop, ongoing;
- The Maker's Studio, 400 2nd St, Excelsior, MN - ongoing;
Gallery Exhibits, Shows and Festivals!
I was first introduced to woodturning in the late 70's while taking a cabinetmaking course and left flatwork behind to pursue turning wood on the lathe. The first item I turned on the lathe was a lamp. From there I moved on to everything from tops, miniatures, vases, plates, bowls and hollow forms to huge platters turned outboard, since the maximum swing on my lathe was 12". After turning for 20 years or so, I started to concentrate on useful items for personal care (perfume pens, shaving sets), culinary use (rolling pins, spurtles and muddlers), home and garden, holiday decorations (snowmen and gnomes and just because!
Over 42 years later I still get excited about a new technique, process, or a new wood that I haven't turned before. The ongoing discovery of woodturning keeps me young and gives me a challenge.
Committed to helping people realize the enjoyment woodturning can bring them.