Carl Brooks

Brooks Woodturning
Olathe, KS

Artist Statement

I am a retired high school guidance counselor from the Kansas City area. I had never done any work with wood until I retired. In fact no one at any of the schools where I worked have ever thought of me as a "shop guy". My best friend put me on his lathe one day and, as they say, the rest is history.

I create wood products turned on a wood lathe. Items include bowls of various sizes, vases, hollow forms, pens, seem rippers, salt and pepper mills and more. Items are finished with tongue oil to a glossy sheen. A few articles are finished with a flat finish. Items are food safe after the finish has cured.

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