What is your business or online name?
If you had to give a 140 character summary of who you are and what you do, what would that be? (Don’t worry, you can cheat a bit on the character count!)
I’m a wood turner. I only work with trees that fell due to storm or age/disease. I mainly make hollowed vessels and footed bowls.
Could you explain your journey in how you came to be in the craft/trade that you are currently in?
I am a leader at a healthcare company and in 2017 we went through a reorganization and reduction in workforce. It was a year of long hours and high stress. As the year came to a close I knew I needed a well being activity. I was scrolling through YouTube and came upon a guy turning a bowl and thought it was cool. By chance, we bought a lathe for my dad a few months later. I started woodturning January 13, 2018 and was immediately obsessed.
What is your favorite part about your craft/trade?
Telling the second story of a tree. It pains me that many trees are carted off to the landfill. Having a chance to give a tree a second life is an absolute honor and incredibly important to me.
How did you find out about Real Milk Paint Co?
I bumped into Real Milk Paint Co. on Instagram. I love the fact that you are environmentally friendly and are committed to excellence. I ordered products and fell in love.
What is your favorite project to do with our products?
The Wood Wax that was recently released is exceptional. I finish nearly every piece I make with it. I love that it’s free of petroleum, solvents, and VOCs and that it’s vegan friendly and non-toxic.
Do you have a particularly favorite product of ours? If so, what would be one tip/trick to offer to others that you have found produced great results?
The Wood Wax – just a stellar product.
If you had to give one tip to those looking to “follow in your footsteps” what would it be?
If you are interested in being the coolest person in the neighborhood, buy a lathe and start cranking out the bowls and vessels. There are plenty of resources out there to help you learn but the best way is to join a local club and find a mentor. Once you get the basics, stand at the lathe and watch yourself get better with every bowl you make.
Where can people see your work or contact you?
Wood Wax, Pure Tung oil, Hemp oil