"After spending over 25 years in Hollywood, filming television commercials, I began experimenting with a lathe I had inherited. As I developed new techniques, I found that I could remove the restriction of the vessel and let the design stand alone as a sculptural form. I try to include a certain amount of “how did he do that” into my work, while staying true to good design. Contrast plays a very important role in my work. I enjoy combining multiple woods of varying colors and textures or using dyes and stains to create rich contrasts, enhancing the rhythmic lines that are very much a part of my work. I have lived my entire life either near or in (surfing & kayaking) the Pacific Ocean. The ocean waves with their rhythmic undulations have always fascinated me and are the inspiration for the work I have created. I am constantly trying to expand on the major elements of my design, not only by contrasting lines but also by extending those elements beyond the walls of the vessel. How does a bowl make the transition from 'functional object' to 'object d'art'? It is my hope that my rhythmic waves, placed in just the right position, will both capture your imagination and raise my bowls to that higher position."
2017 American Association of Woodturners: Peoples Choice Award Niche Awards Finalist, Wood Decor Niche Awards Finalist, Sculpture
2016 Niche Awards Finalist, Wood Decor Niche Awards Finalist, Glass Sculptural - With a painted wood piece?
2015 Niche Awards: 1st Place, Painted or Colored Wood American Art Awards: 1st Place and 2nd Place, Sculpture Non-Representational
2013 American Association of Woodturners: Symposium Instant Gallery Award La Jolla Art and Wine Festival: 1st Place, Wood Beverly HIlls Art Show: 2nd Place, Mixed Media American Art Awards: 2nd Place, Sculpture Non-Representational
2012 Niche Awards: 1st Place, Turned Wood American Art Awards: 1st Place and 2nd Place, Sculpture Non-Representational Wharton Esherick Museum: 3rd Place, Sticks and Stones Jewelry Competition Beverly Hills Art Show: 2nd Place, Mixed Media Contemporary Crafts Market, Santa Monica: Show Publicity Photo Segmented Woodturners Symposium: Symposium Instant Gallery Award
2011 Segmented Woodturners Association: 1st Place “One Species” Contest Woodturners America, Beauty and The Beast Contest: Finalist Orange County Woodworking Exhibition at the Orange County Fair: 2nd Place Open Form Turning Orange County Woodworking Exhibition at the Orange County Fair: Honorable Mention Segmented Turning Glendale Woodturners Guild: 1st Place “Wood Jewelry” Contest American Association of Woodturners: Symposium Instant Gallery Award Design in Wood, San Diego: Honorable Mention: Embellished Wood Turning American Association of Woodturners: 2nd Place “Bleached Wood” Contest Glendale Woodturners Guild: 1st Place “Open Space” Contest
2010 Orange County Fair Woodworking Exhibition: 1st Place Open Form Turning Orange County Fair Woodworking Exhibition: 2nd Place Closed Form Turning Orange County Fair Woodworking Exhibition: Industry Award presented by Deft Finishes Orange County Fair Woodworking Exhibition: Honorable Mention Segmented Turning Santa Monica Contemporary Crafts Market: Show Publicity Photo Sawmill Creek Fall Turning Challenge: 2nd Place Bowl Category
2009 American Association of Woodturners: 2nd Place “Turned Wood Egg” Contest
"Craft Forms 2017" Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA "Why Wood? Contemporary Practice in a Timeless Material," Collectors of Wood Art Exhibition "Beyond Boundaries: Wood Art for the 21st Century," Collectors of Wood Art Exhibition American Association of Woodturners, Gallery of Wood Art "Currents," "Rising," "Harmony," "Merging" Exhibitions The Wharton Esherick Museum, PA Wood Jewelry, Vases Exhibitions Del Mano Gallery "Small Treasures," "Turned and Carved Wood," "Hot Tea" Messler Gallery, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME "Turning 20," "Student Work," "New Work by Faculty" Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai CA, "Contemporary Wood: State of the Art" Mary Martin Gallery, Charleston NC, “Masters of Turned Wood Sculpture” Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, Seattle WA, “Box Show” Peters Valley Craft Center, “Considering the Kylix” Dunn Gallery, Oakland, CA Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Cleveland, OH The Folk Tree Gallery, Pasadena, CA Infusion, Vail, CO Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA Glass Menagerie, Corning, NY Los Angeles Arboretum, Forces of Nature I & II
Loveland Colorado "Art in the Park" SOFA Chicago Art Palm Beach LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show American Craft Council, Baltimore & San Francisco Contemporary Crafts Market, Santa Monica CA & Pasadena CA Beverly Hills Art Show (Affair in the Gardens) La Jolla Art and Wine Festival Design in Wood at the San Diego Fair Orange County Woodworking Exhibition at the Orange County Fair
Ameircan Woodturner: Cover Photo: February 2017 Creative Wood, New Zealand, March 2016 American Art Collector: Sculpture Feature, July 2016 Woodworker West: Merging Exhibition, Nov/Dec 2015 Woodworker West: Niche Awards, May/June 2015 More Woodturning Magazine: Artist Profile, September 2015 American Art Collector: Rising Exhibition, November 2014 Woodturning Magazine: Cover Photo, August 2014 Woodworker West: AAW Rising, July/Aug 2014 Woodturning Magazine: Cover Photo, August 2013 Woodworker West: Turning Topics, Nov/Dec 2013 Woodturning Design Magazine: “Dots Bangle” July 2013 Woodturning Magazine: Artist Profile & Interview, February 2013 Woodworker West: Niche Awards Review, May/June 2012 The Crafts Report: Strength in Numbers, June 2012 Niche Magazine: Niche Awards Review, Winter 2012 Woodturning Magazine: Featured Artist, January 2012 American Woodturner: Ornaments, December 2011 American Woodturner: Featured Artist: June 2011 The Highland Woodturner: (Internet) Featured Artist, November 2011 Tropical Exotic Hardwoods: (Internet) Featured Artist, July 2011 Woodworker West: AAW Symposium Review, May/June 2011 Palisades Post: Front Page Lifestyles Section. Full Page Article, 10/28/2010 American Association of Woodturners: Turning of the Week (Multiple Times) Segmented Woodturners Association (internet): Turning of the Week (Multiple Times) Woodturners Unlimited (internet) Turning of the Week (Multiple Times) World of Woodturners (Internet): Multiple Cover Shots