I spent my professional life as an architect designing work and home environments for clients throughout the western United States for over 40 years. I have always had an interest in wood working and puttered with various projects when I had time. Now, woodworking, especially lathe work (wood turning) has become my primary avocation when not exploring the country and skiing with my best friend, loyal critic and wife (all the same person). I grew up in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, graduated from ASU and returned to my roots where I lived, worked, married and enjoyed life until a new work opportunity brought me to Billings, MT.
I work mostly with locally sourced woods and embellishments gathered from nature. I enjoy experimenting with various techniques and always find that there is something new to learn from both my experience and the experience of others. I enjoy exploring the character each piece of wood presents and hopefully can find a way for that character to be expressed in the finished piece.
I am excited to have the opportunity to present my work at the Carbon County Art Guild Galley and share my successes with you. All pieces have food safe finishes, so use them or display them where they give you the greatest pleasure.
I have also shown my work at:
Montana Fair, Billings (I have won awards for several pieces)