Dan Chevalier - Woodturning
I have been a woodworker and crafter for most of my adult life. My wife and I did woodcraft and other craft art for about 15 years. I made much of our furniture including wall units, tables, desks, dressers and a complete walnut bedroom set as a wedding present for our son and daughter-in-law.
As and orginal member of the Capital Area Woodworkers, I met some woodturners who piqued my interest in turning. They mentored and taught me the art of turning. As a result, we formed another group that became the Lincolnland Woodturners. I have attended many workshops and national symposiums to improve my skills and expand my knowledge of the art of turning beyond the basics.
I have been influenced and inspired by the presentations at the various symposiums and artists like David Elsworth, Jimmy Clews, Trent Bosch, Betty Shapiro, Dick Agar and Doug Fisher. In the last ten years, my work has expanded beyond bowls to include hollow forms (vases), platters and sculptures both in their natural finish and embellished with color. I enjoy experimenting with different styles, including segmented turnings and Southwestern design.