LOWELL CONVERSE
WOODTURNER
 
ABOUT LOWELL
Lowell is an award winning woodturner from Beavercreek, Ohio.  He spent 23 years in the U.S. Air Force and 14 years in the aerospace industry before turning to turning full time in 2001.  He has been turning seriously since 1998 and is self taught after being pointed in the right direction by Jim Burrowes.  He is well encouraged by his lovely wife of 51 years, Sherry, and two sons, Chris and David.
Most of Lowell's work makes use of "found" wood which would otherwise be useful only for firewood.  Most of the larger pieces are turned from green wood and then dried, turned again and finished.  The segmented pieces are meticulously constructed from many small pieces glued together and then turned.  His work is motivated by the desire to exhibit the natural beauty and warmth inherent in the wood.  Special attention to form, feel and finish enhance the color and patterns within each piece.
Lowell is classified a "Master Turner" by the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild.  He has won numerous club contests and is a consistent winner at the Dayton Carvers Guild Artistry in Wood show, including Best in Show for woodworking in 2002.  He has taught at the Woodcraft stores in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton, and from his home.  He has had feature articles published in The American Woodturner and The American Woodworker magazines and his work has appeared in The Woodworkers Journal.  In August 2005 Lowell appeared as the featured guest on Tips and Techniques on the Do-It-Yourself TV channel.
Any day in the shop is a good day.  Original Serious Lathe in Lowell's garage shop.
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