11717 Caminito Vantana
San Diego, CA 92131-2109
attn: Joe Fleming
Woodworking provides me with an outlet for my creativity. I enjoy finding a piece of wood, envisioning what it can become, and then transforming it into a beautiful art or craft piece. I make both art pieces and functional pieces, but I always strive for beauty. My woodturning consists all types of turning disciplines including bowls, hollow forms, platters, vases, boxes and furniture components. I use a variety of wood species in my work including local urban forested woods like eucalyptus, and other reclaimed wood. I also use wood from certified forestry projects in the Pacific Northwest, Mexico and Australia.
I have been an amateur woodworker for over 45 years and an amateur woodturner for more than 20 years. My skills are primarily self-taught with assists from various class work, from woodworking publications, and through participation in various woodworking clubs. I have studied with many noted wood artists including, Allan Batty, Stuart Batty, Christian Burchard, Jimmy Clewes, Don Derry, Michael, Hosaluk, John Jordan, Binh Pho, Richard Raffan, Merryll Saylan, and Susan Working. My dad gets the credit for instilling in me a passion for hand-made wood items.
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Airbrushing Wood continues the coloring legacy of David Nittmann. David was a master of form and color. He used the airbrush to achieve many of his signature designs. Before he passed, he asked me if I would be interested in carrying on the Airbrushing Wood business. I was honored that he considered my work worthy of his endorsement. Thanks, David.
In 2015, I relaunched the Airbrushing Wood business. I continue to carry the quality products from Grex Airbrushes, and the Private Stock line of acrylic airbrush paint. I will endeavor to provide you very best service and products.