I have been making and selling turned objects for over 20 years. I particularly like making whimsical objects and objects that do not appear to be made on the lathe. My work has been featured in numerous shows and exhibitions, in various magazine articles, and in several books. Originally from Kansas, I have lived in Coquitlam, British Columbia for many years and am now retired from my career as a university Professor.


I’ve written several articles for woodturning and woodworking magazines and journals. The following articles are particularly relevant to my current demos.

Beyond Round: The Lost Wood Process, American Woodturner, August 2012. LINK TO ARTICLE

Beyond Round: Therming, American Woodturner, April 2010. LINK TO ARTICLE

Symposium Demos

I am scheduled to demonstrate at the 2021 AAW Virtual Symposium and have demonstrated at the following symposia:

AAW Symposium - 2018, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2005, 2003

AFTAB (French National Symposium) - 2017

Utah Symposium - 2015, 2004

Desert Woodturning Roundup - 2016, 2007

Oregon State Symposium - 2019

Mid Atlantic Symposium - 2018

Turnfest Ontario - 2018

West Coast Round-Up - 2010

Turning Southern Style - 2009

Southwest Association of Turners Symposium - 2008

From The Lathe - 2008

Pacific Northwest Woodturning Symposium - 2002

Demo and Teaching Experience

I have taught week long classes at:

Ecole Escoulen - two classes in 2017

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts - 2012, 2009

John C. Campbell Folk School - 2008

I’ve done over 100 live demonstrations (many of which were full-day demos) and dozens of full-day classes for woodturning clubs across North America since 2000. I’ve also taught about a dozen full-day classes in my own studio.

AAW and Chapter Activities

I served on the AAW Board of Directors for one term (2014-16) and have served on a few AAW Committees. I was the founding President of our local AAW chapter - the Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild and have continued to serve in various capacities since our founding in 1999.