Handcrafted Bowls, Vases, Platters and More
Tom transforms a basic log into beautiful turned wood bowls, vases, platters, boxes, candlesticks and other pieces that are both decorative and functional.
The Process of Turned Wood
It all starts with a log. In most cases, Tom obtains his wood from friends, family and neighbors that are taking down trees on their property. He then cuts the large logs into smaller, workable pieces and utilizes the natural properties and features of each type of wood to bring out the beauty hidden within. Tom uses a wood lathe and specialized turning gouges to turn rough forms, refine those forms and create the final piece. After turning the wood, Tom sands the wood and finishes it with oils, waxes or lacquers.
Turned Wood on the Donnelly Arts Etsy Shop
Visit the Woodturnings section on the Donnelly Arts Etsy shop to see all the latest available turned wood pieces by Tom Donnelly.