Frank enjoys creating unique and artistic woodturning from his bright studio along the shores of Chemong Lake, Ontario, where both his life experience and the environment around him provides inspiration to evolve new designs. His studio and lathe serve as a creative place where wood is chosen as the main subject for exploration and continuous discovery. Each new piece is a journey of evolution as it becomes a finished form. He attempts to go beyond the traditional forms, while maintaining and enhancing beauty. Frank's preference is a mix of traditional and contemporary shapes, often highlighted with colour, texture and even wire sculpture to produce eye-catching pieces, each with their own personality. More recently he has started to incorporate wire sculpture into some of his woodturning. He continues to seek new inspiration and have many ideas floating around in his head to explore and experiment with.
Description of Artwork
His artwork includes a variety of turned shapes, ranging from elegant bowls and organic burl shapes through to more contemporary platters and unique artistic pieces. Frank primarily works with local wood that is often wet and recently cut. This wood will be roughly shaped and then allowed to dry. When the wood is dry it is then ready for the final turning, sanding, embellishing and finishing process.