Member Bio

I was born and raised in Lincoln, Ne and I credit my Art studies at UNL with influencing my 25 year long interest in wood working with woodturning being my primary focus since 1996

Experience

As a Co-Founder of the Great Plains Woodturners Club and past President, I currently serve as the club treasurer. I have frequently been a featured demonstrator at our monthly meeting and often provides lessons for club members.

For me, turning is an all-consuming activity. Each piece of wood has something inside. I just remove the extra pieces so we can all enjoy the surprise inside. I feel like I am giving a piece of wood a chance to live again, possibly forever. As the vase or bowl comes to life, I feel as if I am almost dancing with it.

I am retired from a 30 year career in photography, and live with my wife Norene out in the country near Walton, Ne surrounded by an abundance of trees. Having a workshop at the edge of a forest provides a tranquil and inspirational environment for working and teaching.

What type of wood do you like to turn the best?

I like to use wood from this area as much as possible sometimes incorporating exotic woods from around the world to accent my work.

Signature Form

I make bowls, vases, hollow forms, boxes, segmented item, cremation urns, pens and pencils and many other fine art, craft and personal items. I show my work in Private Galleries and am available for commissioned work.

Additional Information

You can contact me at  outofthewoodsbytheo@gmail.com

 

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