Jack turn bowls knowing each piece is going to be different and lets the wood tell him what he’s going to make. Jack may start with one idea and end up with a completely different piece; he uses local hardwoods and salvages or scraps wood for his art. He uses pieces left from logging, left in the woods after timbering, and from veneer logs left at the sawmill. It is all found wood, wood people can’t use. Jack has never cut down a live, healthy tree to turn a bowl. He enjoys working with burls because they create some of the most interesting pieces. No two works of Jack’s are alike, and he twice-turns each piece.
Member of The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania.