Phil ColsonI have been working with wood for most of my life. My father, who was a master craftsman, exposed me to woodworking at an early age. It was here that I developed my love of wood. As a young man I was a dancer, stained glass designer and horticulturist. I bring all three of these disciplines to my turnings; a sense of balance, design and knowledge of wood. I select pieces of wood for their inner beauty and unique grain patterns.

It is my mission to bring to the light that which has never seen the light, the inner beauty of the tree. To bring to form that which has endured many seasons. I want the spirit of the tree to live again in my turnings.”

Once the wood is mounted on the lathe, the adventure begins, I seldom know what the piece will be before I start. As the wood rounds, the grain patterns emerge and the form suggests itself to me. I try to merge with the wood in body, mind and spirit. My hands form, my mind is inspired, and my spirit soars. I hope you will enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it.

I have studied with Nick Cook, Franck Johanneson, Chris Stott, Ray Key and Christophe Nancy from France.

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