Monthly featured Artist

Bob Gibbs

Bob was introduced to woodturning in 2007 by fellow Wowie, Lowell Converse. Though he considers himself an “accidental woodturner”, a life spent on a farm and the outdoors as a youth, and travels around the globe in a medical career brought him to appreciate the hidden beauty in wood. It is no accident that he is now turning beautiful utility work having not only put in the time studying with Stuart Batty and Mike Mahoney but, more importantly, time at the lathe honing his skills. His trademark photos of pieces on a weather worn table are instantly recognizable!

The WoW family is fortunate to have Bob as an active and contributing member and is pleased to honor him as the Artist of the Month for February 2021.

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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