The Turtle Gallery
maple bowl
Luke Mann
"I find the process which occurs between the wood, the lathe and myself a dynamic one. Initially, I look at the overall shape of the log, taking into consideration the grain, the knots and other irregularities and visualize the possibilities. As the material is prepared for the lathe, and during the turning process, inherent features in the wood may cause me to change the design. Hence, the end result is often different from my original intentions and each piece ends up being unique, not only in its shape but in its personal history."

-Luke Mann