Woodturner / Artist
John, a native of Seattle and graduate of the University of Washington, lives outside of San Francisco in Marin County. The Bay Area's broad range of climates produces ideal growing conditions for hundreds of species of trees. Rich dark walnut, spectacular maple burl and exotic Olive are some of the beautiful woods periodically available.
All of the sourced wood comes from stumps reclaimed from arborist wood piles. These once spectacular trees were removed for disease or safety concerns and headed for the landfill or fireplace.
Every week John climbs through arborist piles throughout the Bay Area searching for logs that have incredible potential hidden beneath the bark. Returning to the shop with one piece or a trailer load, John chainsaws each log into approximate shape and then mounts the blank on a lathe for turning.
call: (415) 889-8814
Photos by Ron Antipa