When I look back I realize that Roundwood Studio took a long time to materialize. Some folks are blessed with a certain knowledge of what their lives will be about. They see at a young age what they want and strive to attain. In my 7th grade wood shop I realized that I really had no Idea what I wanted to do with my life but I did realize that whatever it would be it would be with wood.
I worked as a carpenter and a cabinetmaker and then as a teacher of those trades. Along the way I explored oil painting and making stained glass windows and lamps, experiences that helped develop my creativity. When I was close to retiring from teaching I met Dick Tuttle, President of the Keystone Turners. Dick opened the door to wood turning art and invited me in. When I retired in 2005 I finally knew what I wanted to do, I started Roundwood Studio. As the name implies everything created in my studio has something to do with making wood round. But that is only the beginning.