Over 15 years ago, I went blind from a rare disease called AZOOR. About five years later, I took up a friend's offer to learn wood turning and haven't stopped since. I'm passionate about trying new processes to create new and exciting pieces such as utilizing a rose engine, making segmented pieces, and incorporating acrylic medium.
Often times I source urban logs or trees that would have ended up in landfills. I believe in recycling logs to make functional artwork. Since I am blind, each item that I turn is one of a kind. No two pieces look alike.
I have been demonstrating for various symposiums and clubs throughout the country and even internationally. I have been showing my techniques and methods so that all turners despite their disabilities won't give up their love of turning as well as inspire others to start turning.