Monthly featured Artist

Troy Grimwood

“Troy Grimwood lives in New Zealand. Troy has always loved working with wood and was trained as a builder. It wasn’t until 2008 when he was severely injured in a rock climbing accident and lost the use of his legs did he start turning wood. He decided to give it a go at the suggestion of a friend and has never looked back.

Troy says he found woodturning to be very addictive and he spends as much time on the lathe as he can. He says he doesn’t believe in doing things by halves and sees no reason why he can’t be as good at woodturning as anyone else.

Like many turners Troy is amazed at the treasures he finds inside pieces of wood and thinks of wood as a canvas. Using a variety of skills including color and texture he creates and shares his wood turned works of art with the WoW family. WoW is proud to celebrate an inspiration to us all, Troy Grimwood, as Featured Artist of the Month for January 2018.”

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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