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Pam was born in 1966 and grew up in southwestern CT on her family's rural 3 acre property. Many years were spent playing and working in the yard and woods where deer and wild turkeys were frequently seen. Her father, the classic weekend warrior, spent a great deal of time in the spring and fall clearing overgrowth out of the woods, and felling dead, dying and overcrowded trees. This resulted in Pam learning how to split logs for firewood at an early age. The sound of a chainsaw and smell of fresh cut wood was an integral part of her youth and brings back fond memories. Her first, most memorable experience with woodworking came from a junior high school shop class where she made a small trinket shelf. Evidently, she had a good time in that class, since the teacher gave her the nickname "Bubbles".

Pam has always loved working with her hands and using tools and began putting this love to use. After she and her husband bought their first house, she updated and remodeled the master bathroom, painted the interior of the entire house, and, together with her husband, stripped, sanded and refinished the hardwood floor. The satisfaction of completing these projects herself gave Pam the confidence and desire to get more involved in hands-on projects like these.

Having acquired a love for power tools, Pam made a comment to her mother one day about how great it would be to have a wood lathe. After moving to southeastern MN with her husband in 1999, her Mom remembered that comment and Pam received her first lathe as a Christmas gift in 2001 from her parents. It was a Harbor Freight 1236. After doing a lot of research on the internet, she bought some tools and set to work teaching herself how to turn. From the moment the first shavings came off the tools, she never looked back. Turning was and is her absolute passion. After 8 months, the Harbor Freight was no longer up to the challenge, and the decision was made to get a Oneway 2036.

Two years after first taking tool in hand, Pam's work is displayed at the Southeastern Minnesota Visual Arts (SEMVA) Gallery in Rochester, MN; Blue Sky Galleries in Golden Valley, MN and the Crossings at Carnegie Gallery in Zumbrota, MN. She has also developed her own website which her husband named (http://turnedoutfantastic.home.att.net). Pam is an AAW member and recently joined the Zumbro Valley Woodturners which is an AAW Chapter. She recently gave her first demo on making boxes which are her current specialty and has been requested to give another demo on her mosaic pieces which were inspired by the work of David Nittman.

Pam is forever thankful to her parents for getting her started, her husband for his unwavering support and encouragement, and finally, to the many members of the World of Woodturners (WOW) website who have been so giving of their knowledge and help and have been instrumental in the rapid growth of her skills. Woodturners are a unique and wonderful breed of people and Pam considers herself blessed to be counted among them.


 

 

   
  Red Kabas Vase
3" wide x 5.5" high
  Gaupinol Vase
3" wide x 5.5" high
 
     
  Aromatic Cedar Vase w/natural void
4" wide x 5" high
  Goncalo Alves Box
3" wide x 3" high
 
     
  Hickory Box with Ebony Finial
3" wide x 3.5" high
  Bubinga Box with Ebony Finial
3" wide x 2.75" high
 
     
  Cocobolo Box with Ebony Finial
3" wide x 3" high
  Redwood Box with Ebony Finial
3.75" wide x 3.5" high
 
     
  Elm Vessel with Ebony Finial
4" wide x 8" high
  Holly Box with Bloodwood Finial
2.75" wide x 3.5" high
 
 
  Goncalo Alves Box with Ebony Finial
2.75" wide x 3" high
  Elm Bowl
7.75" wide x 4.5" high
 
     
  Boxelder Mosaic
4.5" wide x 3.75" high
Pyrography and Prismacolor Markers
  Ash Mosaic
4.25" wide x 4" high
Pyrography and Prismacolor Markers
 
     
  Ash Mosaic
3.75" wide x 3.25" high
Pyrography and Prismacolor Markers

  Boxelder Burl Platter
7.25" wide x 0.75" high
 
   
   
   
 

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