Mark A. Bowman Wood Lathe Artisan
About the artist:
Curly maple bowl
I began turning in 2005. A friend, and my neighbor at the time, became interested in turning through a friend at work. We bought a mini lathe together and began experimenting in his garage. Eventually we each bought lathes. While my friend turned his focus to rustic furniture I have worked on developing my craft.
I currently work a full time job. I turn at nights and on the weekends.
Most of the trees in our yards we have memories of tire swings, or children climbing, or planting them in honor of a momentous occasion. While salvaging the wood from a fire place or wood pile I like to think I have encompassed those memories into a beautiful work of art. People can look at a piece from a special tree, remember and tell the stories associated with it. For them, hopefully, they enjoy the beauty of the wood vessel created. For myself, hopefully I have created something that will outlast my lifetime and many lifetimes for others to enjoy.
My wife, Pam and I began our business in 2010. We opened the Tree Street Turnings shop through Etsy in November, 2011. Pam is the business manager.
Browse a gallery of my work
Either watch a slide show of some of the pieces I have turned or visit each section for a photo gallery of bowls, vases, platters, etc.