Studio Tour Preparations

Woodturning begins when I approach my pile of burls, look carefully at the shapes, textures, bark edges and trust my intuition and experience to determine the bowl or platter that is waiting within. The beauty of nature with dramatic figuring and surprising interiors is part of the wonder of creating art from raw burls. Each day I experience the joy of discovery and look forward to sharing my art with visitors to my studios.

Limberlost Woodturning will be open for the Artists of the Limberlost Studio Tour on August 18 and 19 from 10 am to 5 pm and the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour on September 22-23 & 29-30 from 10 am to 6 pm. And of course you can call me at (705) 635-3190 and make an appointment to drop by if you need a wedding gift, retirement gift or want to see what is new in my workshop.

I’m excited about the range of burl bowls, platters and furniture that I have available for the studio tours this year and I hope to see you.

My art begins with sorting through the raw burls and discovering the bowl within.

My art begins with sorting through raw burls and preparing them to be turned on the lathe.

Maple Burl on the lathe

Maple Burl on the lathe

Big Leaf Maple Burl Bowl

Big Leaf Maple Burl Bowl

Big Leaf Maple Burl Bowl

Big Leaf Maple Burl Bowl with distinctive eyes and a deep bark inclusion.

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Big Leaf Maple Burl Bowl with a wide border of live edge. Look closely for the moss remaining on the bark.

Black Walnut Burl Bowl

This Claro Walnut Burl Bowl is highly figured and unique with rich deep colours.

Yellow Birch Burl Bowl

Yellow Birch Burl Bowl