FINE WoodTURNING - specializing in exotic hawaiian woods

Outdoor expressions

June  24-25, 2017

ROYCROFT ART FESTIVAL

Parkdale Middle School
​East Aurora, NY

JULY 7-9, 2017

CRAFTS ALLIANCE I

Chautauqua Institute
​Chautauqua, NY
I am a wood-turner living and working in Western New York with my wife and our dogs. I am entirely self-taught and have been honing my turning skills for the past eight years. I've been honored to receive a number of awards at various art and fine craft shows in the region, and in the spring of 2014, I achieved my highest honor to date, when I was accepted as a member of the Roycroft Artisans at Large group, based in East Aurora, NY.

A few years ago, almost by accident, I found a wood supplier from the Big Island of Hawaii. I purchased a few pieces of wood from him, and I was hooked. The wood that was coming from Hawaii was just so amazing in color and grain pattern - so different from anything that I could source locally - that I decided that I wanted to specialize in turning exotic Hawaiian woods.

As I've pushed my turning skills to new levels, I've found that I have a true passion for uncovering the hidden beauty that is locked away inside each piece of wood that I mount on my lathe. I love the experience of watching each piece evolve with every pass of my chisel - every cut, revealing more of the character and warmth from within. I consider it my privilege to take a tired old piece of cut wood, and re-purpose it into something new and beautiful - whether it's a decorative art piece, or a functional household item.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy the process of bringing each of the pieces to life.

2017 show schedule

brian's bio

JUNE 10-11, 2017

ALLENTOWN ART FESTIVAL

Allentown District
Buffalo, NY

december 2-3, 2017

ROYCROFTERS AT LARGE

WINTER ART FESTIVAL

East Aurora Middle School
East Aurora, NY


august 26-27, 2017

ELMWOOD ART FESTIVAL

Elmwood Avenue
​Buffalo, NY