I have been making and selling turned objects for about 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
I 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 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.