Safety Harbor, FL
My works explore the seemingly infinite variety of shapes and forms that allow the natural beauty of the wood to be reflected aesthetically in the vessels I create. I discovered, however, that the natural beauty of the wood represented only one component of creative expression and was not the only criterion upon which I could base my work. The works I create are one-of-a-kind, hollow-formed lidded vessels with an emphasis on form and balance (design). All works are created utilizing a lathe and various specialty hand tools. Some my works may include specialized surface techniques to further enhance the beauty of the wood. The surface each vessel is carefully coated with either a high quality lacquer or an automotive clear coat with a built-in UV inhibitor.