Hand-turned wood art
Ted Crosfield's love affair with wood-turning began in 1982 when he saw an accomplished turner produce a bowl so thin it was translucent. His interest was piqued and three decades later he still finds the process of turning on a lathe captivating.
Not everything he turns is a bowl. For many years Ted turned the tap handles for Nelson Brewing Company's draught beer. He turned the top and bottom newel posts for the grand staircase at the Mir Centre and was commissioned to turn the Paschal candle holder for St. David's Anglican Church in Castlegar. A whimsical off-centre turning was selected to tour with a Best of the Kootenays collection and a large maple platter won Best in Show at a New Denver invitational art show.
Ted's work is featured in the Kootenay Gallery of Art History and Science and at the Craft Connection in Nelson. He has lost track of the number of his bowls that have been wedding gifts. Visit his studio and watch a simple demonstration of turning. He has turning wood and blanks available for sale and there will be many and varied bowl forms to admire or purchase.
Venue type: A (I am an artist at my own studio.)
Wheelchair accessible? Yes (Accessible meaning doors at least 32" wide, no threshold more than 1" high and no stairs or an elevator/lift available.)
Business hours outside of the Culture Tour are: By appointment only
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