Spring Work for the Studio Tours

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Red Maple Burl Platter

I have been hard at work in the studio, sorting through my burls to find the ones which have the most potential for bowls and platters. My work as an artist at the lathe is satisfying as I discover the hidden treasures within the raw rounded bark-covered burls.

As the burl turns on the lathe, I find the interesting textures, variations of grain and colour, and the desired shape is determined. The final sanding and oiling gives the piece its lustrous beauty and strong food-safe finish.

Karen has been preparing the gardens, tending to the perennials and planting flowers so the studio will be beautiful for the tours this summer and fall.  We took the opportunity with the new growth and trilliums to take some outdoor photographs so you can see some of my newest bowls and platters.

I hope you will come to the Artists of the Limberlost Open Studio Tour on August 19 & 20 or the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour on September 23-24 & September 30-October 1 to see my art and watch as I demonstrate at the lathe. You can also call me at 705-635-3190 to come by appointment.

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Elm Burl Platter

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Yellow Birch Burl with Live Edge

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Sugar Maple Burl Bowl with Natural Raw Edge