Design and form have always been of great interest to me. I find woodturning is an excellent way to experiment with both. There seems to be no end to what you find when you explore wood. I am so fortunate to have the many beautiful Hawaiian woods available to me here on the Big Island. The woods I use are procured from arborists, tree trimmers, and sites that are being cleared for development. Living in Hawaii has greatly changed my style of work. The wood that is available to work within the islands has taught me so much in just exploring it, and the environment here has an even greater influence on what I produce.
When you are on Island, stop by and visit us at The Cliff Johns Gallery. We are located in Kealakekua, just minutes from Kailua Kona and next to Annie’s Burgers.
Photo by Doug Edens