I have a passion for the beauty in wood.
Perfection is Not what I’m about! I use less than perfect wood, so I get less than perfect bowls. I get a more raw and natural piece of work in the end, which I find very pleasing.
I use spalted wood, burl wood, and I often turn straight from the stump. The wood is so wet it’s spitting water/sap the whole time!
I only use local Maine wood! Most of it you will find in a Maine firewood pile. Why buy exotics from overseas or even the west coast when there is abundance of beautiful wood right here at home?
This is my art!
Thank you for looking! Stay Gold!
Randy S. Barker, Lincoln, Maine