I’ve been turning wood for 20 years, but I have carved and made things with wood for over 30 years. From simple musical instruments, ladles, spoons and sculptures to garden trellises and archways. When I’m turning, I often visualize the finished form in the grain and shape of the wood itself. I usually begin by mounting the piece on the lathe, spinning it slowly and watching the form that it takes as the light shows the high and low spots. As much as I have a plan in mind, I stay open to the potential of an undiscovered design taking form as the process unfolds. I enjoy turning wood in this way to make plates, platters, large and small bowls, vases and hollow forms, candle sticks, table legs, foot stools and just about anything else that can be made on a lathe.