My current exploration is the marriage of wood with epoxy. This results in stabilizing wood that otherwise has no value and creating pieces that in the past could never have been elevated to art. I am also using epoxy to elevate the wood in its new environment. Sometimes I use the tension between the wood and the epoxy to give the sense of something peaceful. The results are platters and bowls that allow the wood and me to express ourselves.
I am a self-taught wood turner and have been creating pieces in my studio for 35+ years. I live in the rolling Hills of Mulmur about half way between Georgian Bay and Toronto. Now in my mid-seventies I am easing back on the bread and butter pieces; primarily salad bowls and chargers and concentrating on some the ideas that have been fermenting in my mind for years.