I work with a wood lathe to create a variety of useful bowls and plates and platters for use in your kitchen and around your home or office. I also enjoy making pieces to enjoy as displays and art.
A number of years ago I started using a laser engraver/cutter and CNC router and have been using them to create a variety of objects, also for utility, display and art. I make delicate ornaments for your Christmas Trees and plants as well as handsome gift boxes for sets of ornaments. Periodically you will see carved and engraved spoons and plant markers appear here, and I have been spending a lot of time and creativity on engraved images of various sizes that have proven quite popular in galleries.
I live on the west coast of the US in Seattle, WA. The nearby ocean, mountains, and forests often serve as inspiration, as well as providing me with materials to shape my pieces from.
I will ship anywhere, but not until you OK the shipping cost.
I use simple finishes on my pieces. Turned wood utility pieces have a food safe oil finish applied that is durable and easy for you to renew. They can be renewed with a simple product like General's Salad Bowl Oil available in your local hardware store. Even unscented mineral oil can be used, though you may find it needs more frequent application. I don't recommend oils meant to be cooked with since they can go rancid over time. Oil finished wood can be washed in your sink with normal dish soap and warm water. Please do not put oil finished wood in your dishwasher. The heat and the harsh detergent will rapidly age your piece. An oiled utility piece can last for generations with simple care.
Display pieces usually have a french polished finish made with Tung Oil variants and can be cleaned the same way you dust and clean your furniture.