I've been working with wood for as long as I can remember. But soon after moving from my native home of southern California to Nashville, TN in 2003, I received a woodworking catalog in the mail. Within a few months, I bought my first mini lathe and some nice turning tools.
I began by turning small projects such as pens, lidded boxes and bowls to develop my craft. I simultaneously began working at Woodcraft, which is when I read a book from their store library from Malcolm Tibbetts on how to create segmented art... a whole new world opened up for me.
I was immediately inspired to try segmented woodturning and have been in love with it ever since. I appreciate its need for detail and patience. After my first segmented piece turned out the way I wanted, I knew this was what I was meant to do.
I continue developing my craft by attending woodturning classes and symposiums. I look forward to continuing developing my craft at similar future events.