Visions in Wood

I began my woodworking career as a framing carpenter in the early ’70s. I progressed to trim work and cabinets followed by a career as a general contractor specializing in custom home construction. I started turning in 2001 and joined the Tidewater Turners of VA, a club for wood turners. I have been an active member since, serving two terms on the board of directors, demonstrating turning techniques at meetings, and teaching classes for the club as well as Woodcraft Supply. For my art I use trees that have been insect-infested or diseased, giving each piece of wood many unique features. I try to visualize the form before I start. Sometimes that works, sometimes not! Each piece is a “one of a kind” creation, never to be duplicated by Mother Nature again. I really love turning wood and hope you enjoy the art.


Contact: Phone: 757.589.6614 Email: mike@artbymikedennis.com