I am an Emergency Medicine Physician. I began using a lathe to create art by turning and cutting wood at high speed about 15 years ago.
I make bowls from both solid logs as well as cutting small angled pieces of wood to create what is known as segmented bowls using various natural colored woods. I have also made Urns and salt and pepper grinders.
Lately I have been making very thin turnings and cut or pierce these creations to make decorations and then later airbrush colors onto them. Some of my pieces are meant to be used and others are enjoyed for their visual appeal.