Friday, December 10, 2010


Segmented bowl with carved outside, spiral embellished inside, and ebonized.
Diamater 7.5 inches
Height 7 7/8 inches

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Black Friday 2010

Black Friday 2010
Cherry bowl carved and ebonized
9 ¼ inches in diameter
4 inches high

Friday, November 19, 2010

My Latest - Jacks

Created for the Mid South Woodturner's Guild challenge.

Each jack measures 3-3/4" across.

Ebonized cherry
with cast, turned, and
embellished acrylic resin.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Redwood on the Rocks

Redwood burl hollow form

Detail view of stippled ebony finial

Dimensions 14" x 7" overall


Friday, September 24, 2010


Introducing Remember ~
created for John and Vicki Jordan's

Detail view of embellished collar.

Detail view of monkey fist ebony finial and celtic relief base.

Sugar Maple hollow form embellished with pyrographic swirls.
9" diameter x 12.5" height

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Special Project

Earlier this year, after tornadoes swept through Tennessee, the pastor of our son's church was part of a disaster relief team. After being given part of a fallen cedar tree, he asked me to turn it into a portable communion table.

After preparing the piece, I visited Bill Covington who used his laser engraving system to add this scene on the front and the text below on the back.

The communion table stands 8" tall, is 2" thick, measures 14" wide, and has an oil-based finish.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Simple Elegance

Wormy Cherry hollow form
Wenge collar and foot
Laminated bent finial of Cherry and Wenge
Height 13-1/2"
Diameter 10-1/4"

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Redwood I

Redwood burl hollow form
7" diameter
10" tall (including carved, textured ebony finial)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pat's Wood

Black Walnut
7" diameter
6" tall

Thanks, Pat!

Just for George

Black Walnut
Turned and textured
Milk paint finish
2-3/4" tall
8-1/2" diameter

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Introducing ... Many Eyes

Many Eyes is a stabile made of birds eye maple.

The base started as a laminated block that was turned to a deep bowl. The layers of the bowl were then seperated.

After additional carving and texturing the interior and base were embellished with my unique pyrographic three-line design.

24" wide x 18" high.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, March 29, 2010

Folk School Cherry

During my last visit to the John C. Campbell Folk School, I found a non-descript piece of cherry burl in the pile of trash wood. I turned this hollow vessel during my class with Kim Blatt.

This is my first spiral finial and I'm very happy with the result.

Height (including finial) 9-3/4"

Diameter 6-1/2"

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Another Finish!

4 inches in diameter
6.5 inches high

Base is Black Wood
Body is Pink York Gum Burl from Australia
Collar is Cocobolo
Finial is Black Ebony

Created during recent week at JCCFS.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Folk School Visit No. 7

I spent last week at the John C. Campbell Folk School where I made this piece.

It is a cherry hollow form with pyrography embellishments inside and out that stands 12-1/2" tall by 5" wide.

The finish is milk paint, the foot and cap are pink ivory, and the finial is ebony.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Worth Sharing

How cool is it to see your own piece (Journey) featured (for weeks) on the AAW homepage?

Very cool indeed!