About Me

At this moment, ArtOfTurning.com is a one man show.

Hi! My name is Andrew and I’m the owner and curator of Art Of Turning.

Scroll down to learn more about me and this great website for woodturners and admirers alike.

Combining Art & Education Since 2019

Art Of Turning is a new website for woodturners and admirers of the craft.

I am working to build a community where all woodturners, regardless of skill level or expertise, can showcase their work.

With that in mind, I have created a gallery to display the wood turnings of everyone who wishes to submit a piece and say a few words about it.

This is a corner of the internet where everybody can share and discuss woodturning.

I hope you’ll feel at home here.

Why I Love Woodturning

I find joy in woodturning for several reasons. Firstly, it is a form of creative expression where I can take a piece of wood and transform it into a unique and functional object, such as a bowl, vase, or even a pen. This process allows me to tap into my creativity and feel a sense of accomplishment as I bring my vision to life.

Additionally, woodturning is a form of relaxation and mindfulness, as it requires focus and concentration on the task at hand. Working with my hands and utilizing a variety of tools and techniques also provides a sense of satisfaction and a break from the distractions of daily life.

Finally, woodturning is a way to connect with nature and appreciate the natural beauty of wood. Each piece of wood has its own unique characteristics and grain patterns and turning it into a functional object allows me to highlight these qualities and create something truly special.

Overall, woodturning is a fulfilling and enjoyable hobby that combines creativity, relaxation, and a connection with nature.

Olive woodturned bowl with drift wood base. The artist calls this piece Medusa. A creative assembly creating a driftwood base with a bowl made of olive wood. #ArtOfTurning #woodturning

Artist: Kostas Annikas Deftereos

My Story

Christmas, 2018. My lovely wife gifted me a wood lathe, little did she know woodturning is an addictive craft.

I was excited! For almost a year I had been watching YouTube videos about woodturning.

Often I would mentioned how I’d like to get a lathe and try my hand at it.

There I found myself with a wood lathe and a chisel set. Nice pieces were coming off the lathe every couple of days.

My wife would often ‘claim them’ as hers and off to her office they went!

That’s A-OK with me. It’s nice to have someone who appreciates your work.

I began joining Facebook Groups and such, looking for places to show off my woodturned creations.

Without much luck, I decided to create a place where woodturners could share their work outside of the typical avenues.

Thus, Art Of Turning was born.

Share your woodturning today!

The Mission

The mission is quite simple.

I strive to give woodturners of all skill levels a place to share their woodturned pieces and learn from the experience of others.

Our knowledge center is being built out as we speak and I will update you here when it has launched.

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Sapele Wood Turned Box

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