Winter Work in the Studio

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Limberlost Woodturning with burl table tops in various stages of production.

Winter is a time for inspiration and creation when I search for burls and wood which are colourful, dramatic and highly figured. They are the raw materials which I turn into live edge tables, bowls and platters. The workshop is full of the noise and vibration of the lathe and sander and the accumulation of dust and wood chips. I am preparing for my studio tours of 2018.

The Artists of the Limberlost Open Studio Tour is August 18 & 19 from 10 am to 5 pm. You are invited to visit 19 artists in 7 studios who have developed creative art and traditions from the natural beauty of Limberlost Road.

The Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour is celebrating 40 years of Muskoka’s finest artists opening their studios and sharing their art and the process behind its creation. Join us on September 22, 23 & 29, 30 from 10 am to 6 pm.

Burl art with its warmth, inherent flaws and imperfections connect you to nature and the innate beauty of wood. I hope to see you at the studio tours in 2018.

Redwood Burl on the chuck

Redwood Burl in production. The back of the platter on its chuck before oiling

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Redwood Burl Platter. Deep red and yellow colours, detailed figuring and a live bark edge

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Small Sugar Maple and Yellow Birch live edge burl bowls bring a bit of the forest to your table

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Black Walnut Charcuterie Board with a Yellow Birch Burl Bowl and hand turned knives

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Three turned bowls on their chucks ready to be turned off. Figured Maple and Black Walnut