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About The Artist
About the Artist
I am often asked, "How did you become interested in making pens?" My answer is always the same; I have always loved and appreciated the beauty of wood. I have been making small woodcrafts since the early 1980's.
In 1999, my nephew gave my son a hand-made graduation gift. It was a pen and pencil set. I was intrigued with this unique gift and greatly admired the beauty of the wood. So, needless to say, I had to check into pen making. I turned my first pen in November 2002, and have enjoyed the results of every pen I've turned since.
I take great pride in creating one-of-a-kind, heirloom quality gifts. It is humbling and reassuring to accept compliments from my customers on the quality of my pens. It was only after much prodding from friends and family that I took my pens "on the road" in October 2004, and began showing my crafts at Arts and Crafts shows.
Woodturning has become a second love for me after my family. My wife, Linda, assists me in the shop, and our children, Kristi (Wilton) Albritton, and David (Mandy) Hodges are very supportive of our work.
In addition to woodturning, I have been actively involved in several civic activities in my local area:
BOY SCOUTS AND CUB SCOUTS OF AMERICA:
AMERICAN LEGION POST 157: