ARTIST STATEMENT

In my youth I was always attracted to wood working. Between my first bowl which was hand-carved at age 13, almost fifty years passed before turning my second on a lathe under the tutelage of maestro Avelino Samuel in St. John, USVI.

After a "brief" interruption of academics, raising a family, and a career in the financial sector that spanned 50 years, I have dedicated the last five years to an immersive study of the art of wood turning and hollowing. Through my study of the tools and techniques of wood turning, my skills have evolved from starting with a simple blank and turning a traditional bowl, to being able to source unusual raw wood, chainsaw the raw wood into a workable shape, and create turned or hollowed art forms using a Powermatic lathe.

 

Each piece of wood with which I work is hand selected; I typically salvage from construction scrap heaps, local arborists, or forest foraging. In turning or hollowing the wood on my lathe, I allow “each shape to emerge” and enable the tree to tell its story through the finished form. My job is to simply highlight the unique grain patterns, colors, and textures the wood offers.

 

I create both functional items such as bowls, vases, and platters, as well as free form art.

 

- Nicholas Moore

Media Coverage

July 27, 2017 - Granite State News

"A Return to the Lakes Region Spurs Local Woodworkers Creativity"

Fall, 2017 - The Laker Home

"Local Artist Returns to Roots; Ends up Turning Them"

October, 2017 - Arrow Wood Turning Press Release

Arrow Wood Turning Maple Burl Receives Competition Award

June, 2019 - Arrow Wood Turning Press Release

Tuftonboro Free Library Exhibit July 2019

November, 2019 - Arrow Wood Turning Press Release

Arrow Wood Turning Maple Burl Awarded in Competition

AVAILABLE PIECES

Currently available pieces are pictured below, images may be clicked for an enlarged view. For additional information on a piece, or to order please email me providing your contact information and the description of the bowl in which you are interested. 

Cherry Burl Hollowed Vessel

Cherry Burl Hollowed Vessel

Ethically salvaged in New Hampshire, this Cherry Burl was turned and hollowed. The shape was inspired by ancient pottery. Features several natural voids and pretty stunning grain pattern. The piece may be seen at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery.

Clam Shell Bowl

Clam Shell Bowl

Clam Shell Bowl. This piece truly makes an artistic statement. It was turned and hollowed from local New Hampshire White Birch, and adopted the name "clam shell" due to its shape. The piece retains its natural edge which was treated with a burnt finish.

Walnut Platter

Walnut Platter

Impressive statement piece turned from Walnut. This platter measures 19" in diameter and would make a stunning addition to any kitchen or dining room. Delicate finish on the edge and polished to bring out the stunning beauty of this wood. This piece may be seen at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery

Maple Burl

Maple Burl

Salvaged New Hampshire maple burl bowl with natural edge. Wood color and grain reminiscent of alabaster.

Old Growth California Redwood Bowl

Old Growth California Redwood Bowl

Lovely lace grain pattern in this old growth California Redwood Bowl. This piece stands just over 4" in height, and 8" in diameter. Unique "V" shape with my hallmark rounded rim.

Cherry Wood Platter

Cherry Wood Platter

Salvaged New Hampshire Cherry turned into a platter showcasing both heartwood and sapwood. Finished piece measures 13" diameter

Olive Wood Vessel

Olive Wood Vessel

Olive wood salvaged from California, transformed into a hollowed vessel form

Old Growth California Redwood Platter

Old Growth California Redwood Platter

Statement platter turned from ethically salvaged old growth California Redwood. This piece measures 16" in diameter, showcases a void and stunning grain pattern. Finished with my hallmark rounded rim. This piece is located at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery

Maple Burl Winged Bowl

Maple Burl Winged Bowl

Fantastic grain patterns are highlighted in this natural edge Maple Burl. The wood was sourced in New Hampshire and it was turned and hollowed, measures 19" on its long side. The piece is a "winged bowl" with retained bark on the natural edge. A stunning example of Maple. This piece recently placed in a competition at the Sandwich Fair. This piece is located at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery.

Bay Laurel Vessel

Bay Laurel Vessel

This piece of Bay Laurel was hollowed into a vessel form. The wood was salvaged in California and resulted in a beautiful shape. The piece showcases a stunning grain pattern, with a natural edge rim. This piece is located at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery.

Claro Walnut Bowl

Claro Walnut Bowl

West coast Claro Walnut has been turned into a bowl measuring just over 5.5' in diameter. Lovely walnut grain pattern, and a few natural voids make this piece special.

Olive Wood Bowl

Olive Wood Bowl

This piece of California sourced Olive Wood was turned to 1/8" thickness and is finished with a burnt natural edge. Stunning color and grain pattern due to interplay of heartwood and sapwood.

Northern California Maple Platter

Northern California Maple Platter

A large scale statement piece, this platter measures 19.5" in diameter. It showcases a unique cats paw or birds eye grain pattern and is turned to 1/4" thickness. A showpiece in any kitchen. This piece is located at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery.

California Madrone Burl

California Madrone Burl

This piece of California Madrone was salvaged from the wildfires, it was turned and hollowed revealing a magnificent color. Fantastic grain pattern, natural edge with original charring. A special piece.

Curly Maple Bowl

Curly Maple Bowl

Curly Maple Bowl turned from reclaimed New Hampshire Maple. Turned with clean lines and to 1/4" thickness, it measures 5 1/2 inches in diameter.

Quilted Big Leaf Maple Bowl

Quilted Big Leaf Maple Bowl

Quilted Big Leaf Maple bowl turned with a classic shape. A "technically perfect" turned bowl, this piece (like the first above) is very thin - 1/8 inch thickness throughout. It is turned with a classic shape to showcase the beauty of this wood.

Walnut Bowl

Walnut Bowl

Walnut Bowl. Turned from a "crotch" piece - where a branch meets the tree trunk, this bowl has an intense grain pattern that resembles tortoise shell. It is a stunning piece, measuring 7 inches in diameter and turned to 1/4" thickness.

White Birch Winged Bowl

White Birch Winged Bowl

White Birch Winged Bowl. Turned from reclaimed New Hampshire White Birch this delicate winged bowl measures 7 inches in length and is turned to 1/4" thickness.

 

GALLERY

The Gallery showcases pieces that are no longer available, or have been sold. Many of my pieces are truly one of kind.  This is attributed to the fact that unique wood grain patterns can not be replicated and certain wood types are rare with limited availability.

 

If there is a gallery piece in which you have an interest, please feel free to contact me and we can discuss if a similar piece could be commissioned.

Maple Burl

Maple Burl

Claro Walnut Platter

Claro Walnut Platter

Poplar Burl

Poplar Burl

The Inkwell - Old Growth Redwood

The Inkwell - Old Growth Redwood

Set of 8 Ambrosia Maple Chargers

Set of 8 Ambrosia Maple Chargers

Local New Hampshire Maple Burl

Local New Hampshire Maple Burl

White Birch Burl

White Birch Burl

Purple Heartwood Bowl

Purple Heartwood Bowl

Redwood Burl Vase

Redwood Burl Vase

Old Growth Redwood

Old Growth Redwood

Maple Burl

Maple Burl

Leopardwood Square Bowl

Leopardwood Square Bowl

Walnut Platter

Walnut Platter

Olive Wood Bowl

Olive Wood Bowl

Madrone Burl

Madrone Burl

Maple Burl

Maple Burl

Ash Burl

Ash Burl

Award Winning Maple Burl

Award Winning Maple Burl

Redwood Burl

Redwood Burl

Ancient California Redwood with retained bark

Pine Burl

Pine Burl

Natural Edge Maple Bowl

Natural Edge Maple Bowl

Curly Maple

Curly Maple

Maple Burl

Maple Burl

Turned and hollowed vase

Turned and hollowed vase

Cat's Paw Maple Burl

Cat's Paw Maple Burl

Walnut bowl turned with a simple form to show off this amazing wood

Walnut bowl turned with a simple form to show off this amazing wood

Hollowed Vase

Hollowed Vase

Purple Heartwood Bowl

Purple Heartwood Bowl

White Pine Platter

White Pine Platter

150 year old Apple Tree Bowls

150 year old Apple Tree Bowls

Spalted Maple Bowl

Spalted Maple Bowl

Ambrosia Maple, Trumpet Shaped

Ambrosia Maple, Trumpet Shaped

Flat Natural Edge Piece

Flat Natural Edge Piece

Ambrosia Maple Burl Vase

Ambrosia Maple Burl Vase

Ambrosia Maple Bowl

Ambrosia Maple Bowl

Spalted Maple Bowl

Spalted Maple Bowl

Cherry Platter

Cherry Platter

Cherry Burl

Cherry Burl

Maple Burl

Maple Burl

Butternut Wood Wine Bottle Holder

Butternut Wood Wine Bottle Holder

Myrtle Wood Bowl

Myrtle Wood Bowl

Curly Maple Bowl

Curly Maple Bowl

Natural Edge Bowl

Natural Edge Bowl

Oregon Black Myrtle Wood Bowl

Oregon Black Myrtle Wood Bowl

Ambrosia Maple

Ambrosia Maple

Five Nested Bowls

Five Nested Bowls

Leopard wood  bowl

Leopard wood bowl

Ash Burl

Ash Burl

 
Artisan wood turner with studios in Tuftonboro, NH and Carmel-by-the Sea, CA. Studio visits available by appointment only. 
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Thank you for your interest. For commissions or general questions, please email me. To receive notification when inventory is updated, please submit your email below.

 

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