December 6, 2017

The images in the slide show gallery show the story of turning a large (23" diameter) aspen burl. The turning process took about 8 hours. Aspen burls are always difficult to tur...

November 3, 2017

I obtained a large sugar maple burl from a customer. The burl was solid with great shape and bark, and it wrapped most of the way around the log. The burl is about 17" in diamet...

October 25, 2017

I just completed the 10 day Art Along the Lake Studio Tour and had over 200 visitors and sold a lot of bowls. I am finally getting back turning which feels really good. An artis...

September 1, 2017

September 29 - October 8, 2017

The Fall Studio Tour will feature a variety of unique handcrafted works created in Cook County.

Stops include home studios as well as galleries with...

August 1, 2017

Aspen burls are hard to find but that is the easiest part of turning one into a bowl.  Aspen burl bowls are spectacular with amazing grain figuring and colors, but they are amon...

July 23, 2017

I just completed guiding students in my 2.25 day wood turning class at the North House Folk School and my Hovland shop. My three students (Joe, Buddy, and Rod) did a great job t...

July 10, 2017

I am working my way through a number of large black ash burls I purchased on a local Indian Reservation. It is exciting since these burls have been showing great grain figuring....

June 20, 2017

The Hovland Arts Festival is the only show/festival I do. It is a great festival with lots of local art, live music, food, and its dog and kid friendly. It happens in downtown H...

May 26, 2017

The following images show a large black ash burl I just acquired on a nearby Indian Reservation. This is one of many black ash burls I purchased. The burl was about 20" in diame...

May 9, 2017

I was given a freshly cut 7 ft long sugar maple log that was full of burls. The burls were all distributed around the full length of the log, a very unusual and rare piece of mo...

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