Wood turnings handcrafted with care
Started when I was a kid. I was affectionately known as daddy's little helper. I worked alongside my dad building and mending fences. My first solo project as quite a young girl was building a gift for my dad, an "electrician's bench" - think bench to sit on with shelf to carry your tools wherever you are working. Of course my dad loved it - bright orange paint and all!
For 45 years I have remained a hobbyist woodworker who loves to tinker in her shop. Until...
in Wisconsin in 2019 my brother-in-law was trying to convert the Shopsmith he had inherited from my dad into a lathe - yes, the very same one I used as a kid. Ultimately he was unable to get the needed parts and bought a small lathe which I tried. I loved it! I came home and bought myself a lathe and quickly became obsessed. I now have both a large and small lathe and spend many hours nearly every day in my shop.
of the process, starting with a round from a tree to the completed piece. Many times I approach a piece of wood with no thought of its final design. I enter into a silent conversation between myself and the wood... and every day I am getting better at listening to what the wood has to say.
My wife and I live in Southern Oregon and when I'm not turning wood in my shop studio I am working as a Physical Therapist; I'm the director of "Women With Wings," a women's chorus based in Ashland; and I'm the proud mom of two of the most precious dogs I know.