Wood turning is the process of carving wood on a tool called a lathe. Initially, I learned turning to broaden my basic woodworking skills: to make chair legs or spindles for staircases, for example. But I soon found that there is far, far more one can do on a lathe. I also discovered the work of artists pushing the boundaries of the form and grew very excited by their work and the possibilities for sculptural forms.

Turning brings together many of my favorite elements of art and craft: serendipity, risk, the vitality of a well-executed line. The pieces I offer here represent my attempts to pursue those elements.