The majority of my working life has been as a Professional Engineer and manager in the power industry. Through my business career I found time to explore and develop my interest in working with wood. My early exposure started with finish carpentry and cabinet making with my father. In the 1990s my interest was focussed on creating modern and classical furniture. This progression led me to joining the Kawartha Woodturners Guild in 1997 where I quickly found my true passion was woodturning. I joined the Guild executive and became President in 2001, continuing to serve on the executive for over 10 years.
I enjoy creating unique and artistic woodturning from my bright studio along the shores of Chemong Lake in Selwyn, Ontario, where both my life experience and the environment around me provide inspiration to evolve new designs. My studio and lathe serve as a creative place where wood is chosen as the subject for exploration and continuous discovery. Each new piece is a journey of evolution as I attempt to go beyond the traditional forms, while maintaining and enhancing beauty. My preference is a mix of traditional and contemporary shapes, often highlighted with colour, texture and even wire sculpture to produce eye-catching pieces, each with their own personality. I continue to seek new inspiration and have many ideas floating around in my head to explore and experiment with.
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