Region: Vancouver Coast & Mountains
A retired Civil Engineer, Michael has, since 2005, been designing and making turned wood items in Chilliwack in his Albery Studio, named after his three grandchildren Alex, Ben and Ryan. Michael’s creations are intended to be both useful and pleasing to the eye. Accordingly he bears in mind that to be useful, form should follow function and to be aesthetic, forms should flow. He strives to embody these aspects using various woods whose grain patterns, textures and colours all have a part to play for any particular item. Michael is an active member of the Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild and has participated in various exhibitions, working on his lathe for all to see. Michael also creates digital art and is an avid digital photographer. His woodturnings, art and photography are on display for sale at several locations in and around Chilliwack.