This week we introduce Carole Rothman as our artist of the week! Rothman has 32 years of experience teaching at the college level. She has proficient skills in sewing and an understanding of fabric construction, which has helped her fine tune her skills in wood crafting. These skills have helped her become the self-taught wood turner she is today. She enjoys recreating edible objects and crafting tableware. Rothman has published seven books including, “Wooden Bowls from the Scroll Saw.” If you would like to know more about Rothman, take a look into one of her books or check out her blog at Scroll Saw Bowls.
Our artist of the week is Richard Raffan! Richard began turning wood in 1970 in England. He began teaching in 1978 at Highland Craftpoint, in Scotland. In 1982 he moved to Australia, and still lives there today. He is most well known for his book, Turning Wood with Richard Raffan, which led him to begin teaching workshops on woodturning. Now, he enjoys spending his time making small boats and objects using bits and pieces of wood. For more information please visit www.richardraffan.com
Our artist of the week is Michael Gibson! Gibson grew up in England working on wooden sailing yachts, after moving to the states in the 80’s he now lives in Georgia. He creates beautiful bowls and sculptures that have won many awards. Most notably he is recognized internationally for the teapots that he turns. He is a member of the Chattahoochee Woodturners, the American Association of Woodturners, the Georgia Association of Woodturners, and many more. To learn more please visit www.michaelgibsonwoodturner.com
This week we welcome Jimmy Clewes as our artist of the week! With over 22 years of experience as a woodturner, he is a member of the American Association of Woodturners, as well as on the Register of Professional Woodturners, in his home of the United Kingdom. He attended Manchester Polytechnic in Manchester, England and earned his degree with an emphasis on 3-Demensional design. His work is often influenced from Japanese design and tools. To learn more please visit www.jimmyclewes.com
Ashley Harwood found her calling with her father at North Carolina’s John C. Campbell Folk School during a workshop class back in 2009. Since then, Harwood has been creating and designing spectacular pieces of work. Some of her favorite pieces include elaborately turned bowls, ornaments, and brilliant jewelry. For more on Ashley please visit www.ashleyharwood.net
This weeks Artist of the Week is Harvey Meyer! After many years as a woodworker creating furniture Harvey made the change from woodworking to woodturning in 2000. Harvey holds demonstrations for woodturning clubs and classes. He is an extremely talented artist with many varieties of woodturning under his belt. His main focus however lies with “basket illusion” technique. Harvey enjoys creating his fine works at home in his own private studio. He loves what he does and he’s in it for the fun. For more information visit www.harveymeyer.com
His talent began to develop at the age of 5 with inspiration from his grandfather. After many years of training and discipline, Wayne, now has 7 published books, his own brand of chip carving knives, is the founder of The Alpine School of Woodcarving, Ltd. and travels as a visiting artist, teacher and lecturer to clubs, colleges and art institutes across the U.S. nation. To see more, visit his website at www.chipcarving.com
Luis Gonzalez was born and raised in Columbia until his talent moved him to Miami in 2003. Since then he has participated in renowned art shows across the country and his art has become very well known. For more info, visit his website at www.mamaluwood.com
Terry Scott was born and raised in New Zealand. He gets his passion for wood art from the amazing landscapes around him. Over the last 10 years, he has had the opportunity to travel the woodworking world and he has developed a high skill set that is seen throughout his masterpieces that can be described as light and free flowing. To see more of his work, visit www.timberlywoodturning.com
Introducing our artist of the week, Bob Neill! Bob produces work of an abstract nature that includes a variety of turned work; some of this work includes: pots, bowls, and plates. Through his many awards and accomplishments he has made a quite a name for himself. To see more of his work, visit his website at http://www.bobneillpyrography.co.uk/index.htm
She started woodturning as just a hobby and now it has grown into a business that incorporates a wide range of wooden crafts. Margaret’s complex designs were inspired by her many walks in the dales. King Arthur’s Tools had the honor of having Margaret teach our “Learn to Turn Workshop.” To see more of her work visit her website at www.margaretgarrard.co.uk
Derrick is a phenomenal artist who finds his inspiration from the majestic life at sea. His life-size sculptures are depicted with an interpretive realism that captures the power and movement of his subjects. He is absolutely incredible at what he does. To see more of his work visit www.derrickcrossland.com
Lucas is a unique artist who stumbled upon his passion during his time living in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He saw this as an opportunity to begin a new adventure and decided to open a start-up business called Tire Swing Designs. Lucas says, “It’s hot and messy work, but I love it! I didn’t want to live my life with a lot of regrets, so I created Tire Swing Designs and haven’t looked back since.”
Read more about Lucas’ inspirational story and his start-up company on his website: www.tireswingdesigns.com
Robert’s woodworking passion initiated when he was just 10 years old and carved his first wooden bowl. His talent quickly spiraled into effect and he now finds his real pride and joy in making life-sized crucifixes. Robert credits King Arthur’s Tools for helping him in his work and says he couldn’t have worked on such huge sculptures without our tools. Robert is truly an inspirational artist and we can’t wait to see what he will carve next. Keep up the incredible work!
Peter became intrigued with woodworking as a way to relieve stress and even said in a interview, “It appealed to me because it’s so relaxing. I was a fireman for 35 years, and was one when I first turned to woodworking. It was a great way to come home after being so stressed at work.” Nine years later he is now considered a woodworking professional and doing what he loves. Great work Peter!
Jeffro’s unique structures are assembled from rescued scraps of wood that are found on Washington’s coast. We are proud to say that Jeffro uses several of King Arthur’s tools products but also uses handmade tools — that HE made, himself! Jeffro’s work includes varieties of furniture, sculptural pieces, life size animals and much more! You can also see some of his work in our very own King Arthur’s Tools ad! Phenomenal work, Jeffro! Bravo! www.jeffrouitto.com
Tom is a one-of-a-kind artist known for his extremely unique carvings. Tom describes his woodworking as a transition from a hobby to a passion; “It went from being fun in the garage, to curiosity and passion, to eventually becoming an obsession. I’m always striving to be better”. Tom proves that passion and creativity can really take your work to the next level. Keep up the great work, Tom! To see more of Tom’s work visit www.milocreekcarvings.com
Thomas is a unique artist ranging in talents from woodworking to creative writing. He finds a lot of his originality in the works of nature and in an interview shared, “The organic element of my work is inherent because I have always loved to study natural forms, processes, and patterns. They have inspired a lot of my work. Plus, there is a limitless world of inspiration to be found in the natural world, from the smallest grain of pollen to the above- the- world photos of landforms.” To see more of his work visit www.thomashaapapuro.com
Introducing our Artist of the Week, Bernie Howell! He has been a great friend and promoter of King Arthur’s Tools as well as an incredible artist. He finds peace in woodworking and claims, “Woodworking was then, and still is my solace — it’s a great stress reliever. When I close the door to my shop, I forget about everything except for what I’m working on.” Keep up the great work, Bernie!
Presenting our Artist of the Week: Resident Instructor Maverick Jaillet! Maverick has been working with King Arthur’s Tools for four years now and finds his passion in woodcarving & teaching his woodcarving skills to others. He teaches classes here at Camelot’s Woodworking Studio as well as Nottingham Center for the Arts in San Diego, and every year at Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College in Maryland. If you’re interested in taking a class with Maverick, visit his website at www.maverickcarving.com
Not only is he an amazing artist but he loves to share his skills with others and learn from them as well. In an interview he said, “Any time you teach somebody something, you learn something. In a way, I benefit from watching what other people do. Both teaching & watching is an educational experience.” To see more of his work visit www.waltwager.com
He has been in the woodworking field for over twenty years and his work continues to improve with his skills. As he describes it, ‘” My work’s constantly evolving and changing. I like the challenge of a boring canvas sometimes, and if nature’s done their bit already, you can really make the best of it.” Learn more about Nick at www.turningintoart.com
The artists she collaborates with and her pyrography skills are out of this world and have led her to create some beautiful pieces. Check out more of her work on her website: www.cynthiagibsonpyrography.com