by Terry Martin
Every woodturning journey enthusiastically begins with learning the basic techniques for crafting with one’s own hands. But, as time goes by, is mastering the techniques the end in itself? As a woodturner, how do you learn to combine your technical prowess with the creative vision needed to turn your own designs?
The Creative Woodturner is not your usual "how to" woodturning book. It won’t tell you what a chuck is or how to sharpen a scraper; you probably already know all about tools and techniques. Instead, this book is a "how to" for unlocking your curiosity, breaking rules, and developing your own artistic style. With 16 one-of-a-kind boxes, vessels, and bowls, a helpful list of IdeaTools, and insightful commentary from the art community, Terry Martin, a world-renowned woodturner and instructor, will teach you to think and see differently so your time at the lathe is not spent imitating someone else, but creating the original ideas that will set you apart.