Welcome to Creekview Woodshop, located in beautiful Bourbon County, Kentucky. My turned wooden bowls, wood trays, lidded vessels, and other handcrafted wood pieces combine my love of trees and my love of shapes, especially interesting shapes viewed in profile. I like to think of my work as functional art, one-of-a-kind pieces designed to be both beautiful and useful.
Since I was a child, I have been interested in the natural world. As an adult, I went on to become a historical archaeologist, fascinated with the material cultural of the past. Through woodturning, I am able to merge these two passions.
I am drawn to combining woods with interesting knots, grain, spalting, worm holes, and other “imperfections” with more structured shapes. Some of these shapes hearken to historic refined ceramic tablewares as well as other more abstract ideas of the mid-twentieth century, such as the flying saucer.
I want those who view my turned wooden bowls, wood trays, and other vessels to be reminded that these items once were parts of beautiful, living trees. While the shapes vary, I hope one can sense my commitment to respecting their presence in the pieces I make.
BRICK & MORTAR
I am honored to have my handmade wooden bowls, platters, and other pieces among the quality artists represented by Toni Tronu at Visual Index in Winston-Salem, NC. Located in the downtown arts district, Visual Index carries a diverse selection of contemporary goods handcrafted by artists nationwide. If you’re in the area, please stop by and give Toni our hellos!