Maple Bowl, watertight maple wood bowl, beaded base, tung oil finish, 5in h x 3in w
Dutch took a basic wood turning course at the Brookfield (CT) Craft Center in 2006 and has been turning bowls and other items ever since. He has done commission work for architectural and furniture pieces, but prefers the freedom of making bowls from mostly native wood cut from his woodlot in Bethlehem, CT. This way he is not held to someone else’s design or concept, but can follow whatever path he sees in the wood as the piece takes shape. Some of his bowls have found their way from local shows and galleries to the Midwest, the Far East and Europe.
Krake’s wood works are currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.