Born and raised in East Tennessee, Lowell and his family often visited Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains during the late 1940s and early 1950s. There Lowell was enthralled by the woodturners who would practice their craft in shops along the main street for all to see. The woodturnings that you see here are the ultimate result of his desire, fostered on the streets of Gatlinburg, to learn to turn wood. Following 23 years in the US Air Force, Lowell got serious about his hobby. With a couple of lessons and lots of encouragement from friend Jim Burrowes, and involvement with the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild, woodturning became his passion. As is apparent from his portfolio, Lowell does not have a "specialty" and explains that he wants to try it all.