Whether I am turning wood or creating a piece of furniture I am always trying to draw on the experiences I have had throughout my career. I have been blessed by an extremely supportive wife. This has allowed me to attend seminars and workshops by some of the truly gifted Wood Artists here in America and abroad.
I am not sure I have found my voice as they say, but I have enjoyed the journey. Following is a list of folks I have had the privilege to listen and learn from ... they have influenced the path I have travelled.
Howard Lewin - Many Many Hours in his shop in Hawthorn CA
Jerry Glaser - At Howard Lewins Shop
John Jordan - Hawthorn, CA
Ray Key - at Craftsupply in Provo
Michael Hosaluk - at Arrowmont
Stuart Batty - Hawthorn, CA
Kim Kelzer - at Arrowmont
David Ellsworth - at his Shop in PA.
David Fleming - at his shop in Scottsdale AZ
Eli Avisera - in his shop in Jerusalem
2012 Norweigean Wood Turning Cruise
In addition I have had the great pleasure to be a member of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) and been to many of the national conferences and local conferences. The AAW is all about education and sharing ideas & processes.