philosophy has always been to work in harmony with our
environment and not to destroy something to create something.
In all my art, I use only recycled and easily sustainable
woods. Being able to create meaningful work from a renewable
resource such as wood is very fulfilling. Being conscious
of this has allowed me to work with the subtle beauty
and dimension this discarded wood possesses.
My intent as
an artist is to express my feelings about nature, my family
and natural processes - issues that relate directly to
me such as the birth of my children. I work in series
or bodies of work, which allow me to explore these issues
in depth within the context of that particular body of
work. Throughout the creative process I am continually
reminded that I have not and will not ever be content.
I will continue to create and strive for that body of
work that has yet to be conceived."
has been woodturning professionally for the past 16 years.
He began exploring the art of woodturning while pursuing
a Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University. Since
graduating, he has fully devoted his efforts into creating
one of a kind sculptural woodturnings. He also has a love
for teaching, sharing the knowledge and techniques he
has developed freely with others. His work is displayed
in numerous fine art galleries, the permanent collections
of museums and craft centers as well as in many private
collections worldwide. Trent has taught and demonstrated
his techniques for turning and sculpting wood throughout
the United States and abroad.
makes and sells his own line of excellent tools for hollowing
vessels as well as videos teaching his techniques. To
see more of his work, check out his tools or to see a
list of workshops & demonstrations Trent will be teaching,
visit his website: