To advance this goal I joined the North Carolina Woodturners where I began to learn the art of woodturning. I also received instruction from Roger Jacobs, a professional woodturner, and the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C.
My work includes a variety of woods both local and from across the country. The first step in turning a piece is to study the wood to determine how best to display the beauty and character of the wood. Not all woods are perfect, thus the challenge then becomes how to incorporate that imperfection into the design to enhance the beauty and appeal of the piece. My ultimate goal is to create a piece that someone would be proud to display in their home. My work has been displayed in art and craft shows in Statesville, Mooresville and Winston-Salem, N.C.