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. The surface each vessel is carefully coated with either a high quality lacquer or an automotive clear coat with a built-in UV inhibitor.