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.

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

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