Woodturning Portfolio

Natural edge cherry bowl turned by Dennis Curtis.
Natural edge cherry bowl turned by Dennis Curtis.
Natural edge cherry bowl turned by Dennis Curtis.
Stack of ash salad bowls, featuring beautiful grain patterns and warm, honey-brown heartwood.  Largest is 13" diameter, 5½" height turned by Dennis Curtis.

Natural edge cherry bowl turned by Dennis Curtis.
Natural edge cherry bowl turned by Dennis Curtis.
Nested set of 3 natural-edge, cherry burl bowls, turned from a single burl.  Wild burl grain, bark inclusions, and rich cherry color are simply stunning.  Largest 11" diameter, 7" height turned by Dennis Curtis.
Natural edge cherry bowl turned by Dennis Curtis.

Natural edge cherry bowl turned by Dennis Curtis.
Figured maple form turned by Dennis Curtis.
Calabash bowl bowl turned by Dennis Curtis.
Maple hollow form with pyrography at the neck turned by Dennis Curtis.

Up, Up and Away:  Featherweight, glassy-smooth maple hollow form.  Pinholes and coloration are compliments of the ambrosia beetle, which invaded and beautified this Maine maple tree turned by Dennis Curtis.
Ambrosia Starburst: The stunning starburst pattern of the warm, chestnut-brown heartwood is beautifully set off by the maple's whiter sapwood.  A small foot elevates the form, which is capped by a natural edge rim.  We can thank the ambrosia beetle, which invaded this Maine maple, for the 'fingers' of color and myriad entry holes. turned by Dennis Curtis.
Grouping of 3 maple hollow forms.   This Maine maple tree had been invaded by the ambrosia beetle, which causes beautiful rays of color to appear. turned by Dennis Curtis.
Beaded ash bowl turned by Dennis Curtis.


Recent Shows and Gallery Representations

  • Art on the Courts - Augusta, ME
  • Asticou Connection - Bar Harbor, ME
    Center for Maine Craft, Gardiner, ME (Juried Artisan since 2009)
  • Monkitree Gallery– Gardiner, ME
  • Lucky Dog Gallery – Rockland, ME
  • Markings Gallery – Bath, ME
  • Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, Brunswick, ME (Exhibitor and Demonstrator)
  • Maine Lakes Resource Center – Belgrade Lakes, ME