michael hamilton-clark

michael hamilton-clark




artist statement

I am a retired Civil Engineer and since 2005 I have been designing and making turned wood items in Chilliwack. My creations are intended to be both useful and pleasing to the eye. Accordingly, I bear in mind that to be useful, form should follow function and to be aesthetic, forms should flow. I strive to embody these aspects using various woods whose grain patterns, textures and colours all have a part to play for any particular item. I am an active member of the Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild and have participated in various exhibitions working on my lathe for all to see.