Thursday, August 2, 2018

Attention was diverted for quite some time.  I invite you to visit Artists for Empty Bowls for a look at my current focus.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A bit late in posting, but here is the manzanita burl you last saw in work on my lathe.
It's 16" x 14" x 5" and available at the Paul Baliker Gallery in the Hammock.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

1st Place Winner

I am very pleased to report that "Manzanita Fountain" was judged the 1st Place winner in 3D Art at the Flagler County Art League yesterday in their 2012 Spring Show in the Main Gallery.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Live Oak Bark Edge Bowls

I was looking at a house for sale and noticed a fellow across the street using a power pruner to cut up a live oak trunk about 8" in diameter.  "Ah Ha!" I thought, knowing I was running short of fresh turning stock.  It turned out he was not cutting it up for firewood and was something of a woodturner himself, but was spending most of his time on other projects.  A few minutes later it was in the back of my pickup and on its way home.

Here's the result so far... about a dozen bark edge bowls drying and nearly ready to sand and finish.

Monday, March 19, 2012

More Manzanita Root Burls Finished

Finished three more manzanita root burl turnings.  Two are suspended bowls, and one is somewhat more conventional.  The natural beauty of this wood is absolutely terrific!