Where I live strongly influences the kind of work I do on the lathe. The Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee is home for my studio and workshop.
I graduated college from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) where I studied liberal arts. It was there I developed an appreciation for the forms used by the ancient Greeks in their architecture, pottery and sculpture. I still "get lost" looking at photography from that era.
It is easy to see classical influences in my work. Having been in and around rivers all my life, I can also see the effects of flowing water on the rocks in my creations as well as the decay and renewal cycle of trees.
I hope you enjoy the sensibility of shapes that I choose to use in my work.