I am a retired public schoolteacher and currently teach yoga part-time. This spring I was part of a feature on Chronicle about the North Quabbin area. My section is toward the end of this segment. I hope to be able to show you my work. Feel free to contact me to set up an appointment or if you have comments or questions. You can also visit the online gallery of my current work.
Looking out my window June 2007 awaiting a laminectomy for L 4/5, I gave thought and pause: now what in my life? At the same time my neighbor Patrick was turning 80. Everyday when we saw each other he would point to a big leaf maple tree and say “”widow maker, that’s what that tree will do someday.”
The lathe and the process has given me an appreciation for beauty, form, function and a reason. The shape of a bowl, the use of a bowl, the grain or age of the wood, the finish are all part of being open to what life presents. I continue making myself happy with my process and hope the meditation of movement finds you joyful.