Handcrafted Bowls, Plates, and Woodenware

Middletown, Delaware

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About JoeWoodturner

Sales 54
On Etsy since 2016

One-of-a-kind Handcrafted Bowls, Plates, and Woodenware

My primary focus is handcrafted bowls, but I also make plates, platters, and other woodenware, such as rolling pins and wine bottle stoppers. While many pieces are similar in form, each one is a unique creation. I enjoy embellishing some of them with subtle hand-carved details that state, unmistakably: handmade. Most of my pieces are meant to be used, and if cared for, should last for generations.

Probably 98% of the wood I use is sustainably sourced from local trees that have come down or need to be taken down. I literally turn logs into bowls.

I have been passionate about woodturning for many years, and now pursue the craft full-time.  (After 30 years in Research & Development at the DuPont Co., I elected to accept the generous "early-retirement" package offered by the company in January 2016.)

I am also active in First State Woodturners, the Delaware Chapter of the AAW (American Association of Woodturners). I serve on FSW’s Board of Directors and also handle their website, mailing list, and social media.

If you're on Instagram, check out my latest: @joewoodturner

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    Handcrafted bowls, plates, and woodenware. Functional and artistic. Sometimes both.

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