Monthly featured Artist

Lowell Converse

Born and raised in East Tennessee, Lowell and his family often visited Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains during the late 1940s and early 1950s. There Lowell was enthralled by the woodturners who would practice their craft in shops along the main street for all to see and say,“some day…”

Fast forward through college, 23 years in the U.S. Air Force and 14 in the aerospace industry and Lowell found himself turning full time by 2001, after getting serious about it in 1998. Motivated by the desire to exhibit the natural beauty and warmth inherent in the wood, he pays special attention to form, feel and finish to enhance the color and patterns within each piece.

Classified a "Master Turner" by the Ohio Woodturners Guild, Lowell won Best in Show for woodworking in 2002 at the Dayton Carvers Guild Artistry in Wood show. He teaches at the Woodcraft stores in the region and from his home in Beavercreek, OH. He was featured in The American Woodturner and The American Woodworker and his work has appeared in The Woodworkers Journal.

The WoW family is fortunate to have Lowell as a contributing member and is pleased to honor him as the Artist of the Month for August 2019.

The World of Woodturners site (WoW) originated in November, 2001. At its start it was the only interactive site where woodturners could post photos and descriptions of their work and engage in discussion about their art. WoW members think of themselves as a family. They are artists who have become friends and who willingly share their talents and skills. This is a place where the novice freely mixes with the seasoned professional in an atmosphere of shared respect. No one is anonymous and everyone uses their own name. From this venue has arisen some incredible art, some of which can be seen in the public gallery. Enjoy this display of fine work. Access to the site itself is at no cost, by obtaining a membership invitation from an existing WoW family member or contacting site administration at wowadmin@shaw.ca. Include your name and a brief description of your woodturning experience in the message.

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