Arnold has always enjoyed being creative and working with his hands. Over 30 years ago he built a lathe from scratch and began to explore the world of wood turning. The boundaries of this exciting new medium were discovered through trial and error and experimentation.
Arnold is a proud member of the provincial “Ontario Wood” program. All the materials Arnold selects are locally sourced figured woods and burls from our forests and cities. He carefully and selectively looks for inner beauty and diverse grain patterns. His natural edge creations are sought after and collected for their rustic and irregular appearance. Traditional styles of wood turnings are also made, showing the extraordinary features and life cycles attributed to the various species available in Ontario.
Each woodturning begins from green wet wood, hollowed into a rough form and left to dry for up to one year. When this form dries and stabilizes, Arnold then reworks and fine tunes the final shape of the bowl into a unique and creative work of art. Lastly a food safe finish is applied which allows the items to be decorative, functional and food safe.