I want to communicate the beauty of wood in forms that allow the eye to focus on the wood. My interest is polychromatic segmented vessels and green wood hollow forms.
I use many woods native to the Western United States accented with tropical exotics and stabilized burls. I study the creations of many other artists working in wood, ceramic, and other media and adapt the most interesting ideas into my work.
Ideas grow from my students and workshop participants who inspire me to new forms and designs. While I learned woodturning from respected local and international artists, I am mostly self taught.
I devote full time to turning, demonstration and teaching. I am the lead wood turning instructor for the MT Diablo Unified School District's wood turning program where I teach several semester-length turning courses. I also coach wood turning at the high school level in the Acalanes School District and offer one-day courses at Woodcraft of Dublin.
I am a member of the Bay Area Woodturners Association, Diablo Woodworkers, The American Craft Council, The American Association of Woodturners, and the Martinez Art Association.