Holland Van Gores

Holland Van Gores
Holland Van Gores
Holland Van Gores

I usually begin my pieces on a wood lathe.  After I have created a form I am happy with, I hollow out the inside of the form on the lathe or with bench-top tools.  The wood is left to dry for 30 days or more before the finishing process begins.  I often carve or texture the outside of the piece before painting.  Some of my work is left natural and finished with a varnish or lacquer, depending on the type of wood I use. Continue reading “Holland Van Gores”

Tom D. Sims

Tom Sims
Tom Sims
Tom Sims

I create fine woodworking from the Arts and Crafts movement, with a slant toward Asian influence.  Being creative in my woodworking designs and a day in the workshop is a relief from the exasperating world.  It always puts me in my “happy space.”  For me, expressing my craft in smooth flowing designs with the natural beauty and character of the wood is a key choice in my work.  My projects are made to be touched and will bring warmth into your home. Continue reading “Tom D. Sims”

Kevin Felderhoff

Kevin Felderhoff
Kevin Felderhoff
Kevin Felderhoff

I take notice of the artistry in the imperfections of salvaged wood and seek to enhance the beauty inside each piece.  The most interesting pieces are turned end grain and the most dramatic pieces come from logs or branches that have very irregular shapes, far away from round.  Some of my favorite turnings are the flying winged vase and a cowboy hat.  The flying winged vase is turned down the end grain from a crotch so when turning the piece, it appears to have wings.  The wooden cowboy hat starts off as a 200-pound log transformed into a 23-ounce wearable cowboy hat.  Besides turning, I also enjoy designing furniture and unique home décor. Continue reading “Kevin Felderhoff”