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
July 27, 2017 - Granite State News
Fall, 2017 - The Laker Home
October, 2017 - Arrow Wood Turning Press Release
June, 2019 - Arrow Wood Turning Press Release
November, 2019 - Arrow Wood Turning Press Release
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.
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.