I tried making turned wood vessels for many years, but could not connect with the craft. I turned vessels, bowls, and vases, but never fell in love with creating them.
Then in 1999 my relationship to turned vessels changed forever. I had forgotten to get my wife a gift for Mother's Day that year, and in a panic went to my studio in the early morning and made a beatiful, tiny wood vessel for her. The gift was a success, and working with the minature sized piece clicked with me. I have been in love with making small vessels from wood, ivory, antler and stone ever since.