About the Artist
Dean, a Master Wood Turner, has been creating artistic and practical items on his lathe since age 11 when his grandpa taught him how to turn his first bowl. Dean also turns Alabaster to make bowls and vases.
Having studied with the late great wood turner, Frank Sudol, Dean has applied what he learned from Frank to expand his artistic expression. Most recently, Dean has been perfecting the art of hydro-dipping turned wood pieces. Working on his lathe to create is a form of therapy for Dean and his contribution to the Multiverse.
Back in the 1970’s Dean started Beaver State Wood Turners, which continues to flourish to this day. They meet the fourth Thursday of each month at the Coburg School.
Dean retired about seven years ago having worked as a Physician’s Assistant for 30 plus years. When he is not in his shop, he is busy fishing, gardening, enjoying live music, and hanging out with his life partner, Joyce.
Dean can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean’s work can also be seen at the Earthworks Gallery in Yachats, OR, at Brian McEneny Woodcarving in Seal Rock, OR and at Tom Hastings Coastal Woodworks in Newport, OR.