Growing up in rural eastern Kentucky, I spent most of my free time in the woods. That was well before deer and elk had been restored to that area, but I knew the location of every squirrel den tree!
My first woodworking was done with a pocket knife and whatever crude handtools I was able to find. In the early 1970s, I began building longrifles using handtools for nearly all of the work.
Eventually, my woodworking expanded to furniture, often using my favorite woods of white oak, walnut and curly maple. Most of my work revealed the influence of Shaker furniture.
Soon, however, I felt constrained by the building of casework.
The need for artistic expression left me searching for more!
American Association of Woodturners
Bluegrass Area Woodturners
World of Woodturners
Juried Exhibiting Member—KY Guild of Artists & Craftsmen
Juried and Exhibiting Artist - Kentucky Arts Council
Showcase Artist—Woodturning Design Magazine (Winter 2011)
Juried Exhibitor - KGAC 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Juried Exhibitor - Kentucky Artisan Center
Designing and Creating Artist - 2013 Kentucky Governor's Awards in the Arts
Instructor - John C. Campbell Folk School