Saturday, December 21, 2013

I Met "The Man" of Segmented Turning

 His name is Malcolm Tibbetts and he is known
as one of the worlds foremost segmented turners.
As I do shows and my woodworking at the
North end of Lake Tahoe, Malcolm creates his
art on the South end of Lake Tahoe. People come
into my booth and ask if I know Malcolm, and
I always had to answer no. Well now I can say I
know him.

I took a one day class from him in November
down in Reno. What a great way to spend a day.
I haven't had a chance to practice what I've learned.
I have been babysitting my grandson quite a bit
instead of working in the shop. 

All of these photos are of Malcolm's work.  
 Large 24" vessel
 Tube Sculpture about 24" wide
 Tube sculpture about 30" high

This is the base for a glass topped coffee table.
It is made of 4 bottomless bowls cut top to bottom
in half and put together again after twisting them
180 degrees. 

Malcolm's Web Site: