I am a self-taught wood turner with a love of wood and all its colors, grains and variations. I’ve lived in Bow, NH for the last 30 years. My designs tend to be simple and elegant to bring out the character of the wood while still being functional. However, there are times when I’m pleasantly surprised to find that a piece of wood wants to be something different than I had envisioned. I select food safe finishes I feel are most complimentary to the spirit of the piece and the wood species. I like to work with wood that is unique in some way; a gnarly piece of firewood, a log that has started to decay or a burl on the side of a tree can all be used to create something unexpectedly beautiful.