IMPORTANT NOTICE!!! The Well Turned Bowl will participate in the Annual "Deck the Halls" offering at Gallery North in East Setauket, NY from October 19 through December 21, 2016. The following items will be temporarily at Gallery North during that period and would have to be obtained directly from them: 1842, 2326, 2451, 2477, 2504, 2541, 2514, 2523, 2527, 2528, 2529, 2535, 2537, 2538, 2541, 2545, 2546, 2557, 2562. Note that these are in addition to items that are on long-term consignment at Gallery North as indicated for the individual pieces.
Welcome to "The Well Turned Bowl" (TM). Here you'll find the best in woodturning craftmanship and beautiful design. I picked up my interest in woodturning from my father, whose lathe I inherited. Largely self-taught, I began turning seriously in 1994 when I was Chair of my Department and needed therapy. I work mainly in local woods (especially black walnut, cherry, red cedar, black locust, Norway maple, and yew) to make wood bowls, vases, candlesticks, and other objects. My goal is to unlock the beauty of the wood while creating a pleasing shape. Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Some pieces are inlaid with colorful minerals as well. I started The Well Turned Bowl (TM) in December, 2002, am a member of the American Association of Woodturners , and currently serve on the board of directors of the Long Island Woodturners Association. I daylight as Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geosciences at Stony Brook University.I make many different turned objects (from left to right in the photos below): Miscellaneous (includes boxes, cardholders, chopping bowls, plates, platters, hot mats, bracelets, ornaments, and lazy susans); Vases, flower holders, and weedpots; Candleholders; Small (under 7 inches in diameter), Medium (7 to 10 inches), and Large (more than 10 inches) bowls; Natural and shaped edge pieces. The photos below provide links to current stock. For scale in the individual photographs: the labels are on 3"x 5" cards. Don Lindsley, Woodturner.