Cherith Brook Crafts
I learned to turn wood when I became a Middle School Shop teacher. Now that I have retired, I have been able to participate in the following shows; Artsfest in Solomons, Md., Color Festival in Thurmont, Md., Monster Rockfish Festival, Greenwell State Park, Hollywood, Maryland., Colonial Days in East Berlin, Pa., and the inaugural Wine and Arts Festival in Taneytown, Md. At these shows I gave wood turning demonstrations using the wooden treadle powered lathe that I made. My design style for bowls has been influenced by Native American pottery. Even though many people consider my finished wood turned pieces as “Art”, they are all made to be used. When I am working with wood, 80% of the wood I use is local and I enjoy turning green wood when it is available.