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!
Clay, Paint, Wood: A Holiday Open House
Wednesday, November 20th | 6-9pm | Lexington, KY
Kick off your holiday shopping early at this artisan affair featuring pottery by Dennis Varney, paintings by Tonya Creasman, and woodturnings by myself. This is your chance to pick up one-of-a-kind gifts from Kentucky artists before the holiday markets kick into high gear. Light refreshments will be served. Click here for details!
Michler’s Christmas Market
December 7-8 | Lexington, KY
We are thrilled to be invited to return to the very charming and festive Michler’s Christmas Market. There’s no more idyllic setting for a holiday market than the beautiful Michler’s greenhouse and Native Café, often described as an urban oasis. With a wide selection of local artists, the Michler’s Christmas Market is a great place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for the holiday season. Wreath makers are on site handcrafting wreaths throughout the weekend while Michler’s florists decorate boxwood trees. And be sure to take a break to enjoy the fresh-baked pastries and hot mulled wine beside the fire while listening to the sounds of cello music. We couldn’t love this event more!
Saturday, December 14th | 8:30am to 1pm | Lexington, KY
Your last chance of the year to pick up unique, handcrafted gifts for your friends and family! Find us, and a number of other local artisans, under the covered pavilion beside the old Fayette County Courthouse in downtown Lexington (where the Farmers’ Market typically is held). There’s no more perfect place to shop for those last hard-to-buy-for people on your list!
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