About

I have been passionate about woodturning for many years, and now I pursue the craft full-time.  (After 30 years in Research & Development at the DuPont Co., I elected to accept the generous “early-retirement” package offered by the company in January 2016.)

My primary focus is handcrafted bowls, but I also make plates, platters, and other woodenware, such as rolling pins and wine bottle stoppers. While many pieces are similar in form, each one is a unique creation. I enjoy embellishing some of them with subtle hand-carved details that state, unmistakably:  handmade.  Most of my pieces are meant to be used, and if cared for, should last for generations.

Probably 98% of the wood I use is sustainably sourced from local trees that have come down or need to be taken down. I literally turn logs into bowls.

I am also active in First State Woodturners, the Delaware Chapter of the AAW (American Association of Woodturners).  I serve on FSW’s Board of Directors and also handle their website, mailing list, and social media.

And in late 2021, I was appointed to the Delaware State Arts Council, which is the advisory body to the Delaware Division of the Arts. The Council advises the Division of the Arts on matters of arts policy, funding for the arts, and other issues relevant to support for the arts in Delaware.

Several pieces are available for purchase, and I have many more in the pipeline.

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